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.