|Salerno (Chicago Police Dept)|
Police say Anthony Salerno of the Austin neighborhood shared his opinions of an arresting officer in Boystown last weekend.
Prosecutors say 41-year-old Salerno picked up a sign belonging to Town Hall Pub and hurled it at a passing vehicle on Halsted Street around 9:45PM last Sunday.
An officer led Salerno’s girlfriend away from the scene as he was arrested, but not before Salerno was able to spit on the officer, whom he referred to as a “fucking n*gger,” according to a police report.
The report lists numerous witnesses, including an entire Chicago Fire Department engine company.
Salerno is charged with battery and criminal damage to property.
The officer who was spit upon is a 25-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, according to a source.