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- A South Side woman who had parked her car in an alley refused to yield to a marked police squad car, then grabbed a Chicago police officer and dragged her as the SUV with two children inside sped backwards down an alley, prosecutors said.
The officer and her partner were blocked from turning into an alley by the parked 2009 Lexus SUV near 83rd Street and Kerfoot Avenue around 9 p.m. Monday when the driver, Catherine Brown, 38, refused to let them pass, authorities said. Brown, who faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery of a police officer, was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail by Cook Countyu Criminal Court Judge James Brown in a hearing midday today.
- Brown rolled up her car window, locked the door and started talking on her cell phone, then refused to take out her driver's license and insurance, prosecutors said. The 8-year-old, who had been screaming in the back seat, got into the front seat, onto Brown's lap, and unlocked the driver's door, pushing the female officer into a fence.
When the officer told Brown to get out of the SUV, both Brown and the older girl hit the officer in the head.
Brown then grabbed one the officer by her bulletproof vest and threw the SUV in reverse, driving backward at high speed, prosecutors said. The officer was dragged face first, and rolled over several times after being dragged for about 50 feet through the alley, almost running over the officer, prosecutors said.
Charged with attempted murder, but bail is only $25,000 according to the article. No charges on the 8-year-old, but her day will be coming shortly.
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