Wednesday, May 16, 2012
CPD Supt.Garry McCarthy: NATO protestors welcome, criminals with get their asses kick & locked up in a New York Second
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today that officers have done a good job handling protests so far this week and are prepared for the much larger crowds expected to demonstrate during this weekend’s NATO summit.
McCarthy said police have monitored four significant protests this week involving about 300 people. Officers have arrested 12 protesters, but 10 of those were people who were voluntarily arrested in acts of civil disobedience, McCarthy said. The other two people were arrested on suspicion of battery against a police officer.
One of those protesters -– Danny L. Johnson, 31, of Los Angeles -– was ordered held on $10,000 bond today on charges of aggravated battery of a police officer, a felony, and obstruction of traffic, a misdemeanor.
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