Chicago Police officials are angry that prosecutors refused last week to pursue a felony battery charge against a man accused of beating an off-duty suburban cop and his girlfriend.
Des Plaines Officer John Bueno and girlfriend Sheila Inserra were attacked May 13 outside a Northwest Side bar, police said. The Cook County state's attorney's office is pursuing a misdemeanor battery charge against Edward Miller, 21, of the 6800 block of North Osceloa.
- Miller was not charged with felony aggravated battery, a separate offense, because the couple were not injured severely enough, O'Brien said. Bueno required three stitches to his nose, and Inserra needed four stitches to the corner of her eye. Bueno may have suffered broken ribs, too, police said.