Two Chicago police officers received minor injuries Monday night while trying to quell a disturbance at the River East entertainment complex in Streeterville, 322 East Illinois. Two people are charged.
Quite the disturbance pic.twitter.com/c7BzzP3A4u— Mo (@chicagomc3) November 12, 2019
Police responded to a battery in progress at the Lucky Strike bowling alley on the complex’s second floor around 9:20 p.m. The victim, a 41-year-old security guard, told police that a man who was still on-scene threatened him and a woman tried to stop him from escorting the man from the premises, according to CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli.
Police took the woman into custody.
Meanwhile, the man who allegedly threatened the guard tried to “take merchandise from the premises.” The man, 28-year-old Durrell Cosson of Garfield Park, became aggressive and did not obey verbal commands when police approached him, Bartoli said.
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Cosson allegedly punched an officer in the face and caused minor injuries to another officer who was attempting to handcuff him, police said.
Both officers were treated and released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Prosecutors charged Cosson with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, three misdemeanor counts of resisting police, and misdemeanor counts of retail theft, assault, battery.
Tiana Lee-Roberts, 26, of the Austin neighborhood is charged with misdemeanor battery, Bartoli said.
Update December 10, 2021 — Cosson pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery of a police officer in exchange for a sentence of two years probation. Judge Shelley Sutker-Dermer sentenced Cosson and overrsaw the case.