OVERRULED! Grand Jury Brings Charges Against Alleged Wrigleyville Cop Beater After Goofy Judge Threw Case Out

A Cook County grand jury has returned an 8-count true bill against a man who allegedly beat an off-duty Chicago police officer during an altercation outside of Wrigley Field this summer.

Wilson | Cook County Sheriff’s Office

29-year-old Tremaine Wilson was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and reckless conduct in the June 22 incident.

But criminal-friendly Cook County Judge Marvin Luckman threw out the case citing “no probable cause” two weeks later even though cops identified Wilson after reviewing footage from a nearby surveillance camera.

Flummoxed prosecutors took their case to the grand jury.

Wilson’s now facing six counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and two counts of aggravated battery in a public place.

The incident occurred beneath a 24-hour webcam that captured audio of the disturbance as the off-duty cop tried to quell a fight on the street. The camera’s microphone also captured squeals of delight from bystanders after the cop was knocked out.

The 28-year-old off-duty officer suffered a concussion, facial injuries, and a cut to his head, according to a source. He joined the police department three years ago after leaving the Marine Corps as a sergeant, the source said.

A judge set Wilson’s bail at $10,000.

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