Famed police reform activist charged with inappropriate touching of 13-year-old girl

Lamon Reccord, a community activist who became the face of police reform activists when he stared down Chicago cops during demonstrations in 2015, is now accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl, according to a CPD spokesperson.

Prosecutors charged Reccord, age 21, with misdemeanor battery following the alleged incident outside a court and police complex at 727 East 111st Street on Monday evening.

A CPD spokesperson said Reccord “spun the victim around and inappropriately touched” her after the girl jumped on his back around 6:30 p.m.

Reccord then “grabbed the victim by the neck and pulled the victim towards him and [rubbed] the victim with his genital area,” the spokesperson said. The girl did not require medical treatment, according to police.

Police records show he was released on a recognizance bond.

An inquiry seeking comment from Reccord via Facebook resulted in an auto-reply promising a future response.

In September 2016, WBEZ reported that Reccord was charged with threatening a public official “after he allegedly followed a South Side alderman to her car.” The outcome of that matter was not immediately available.

WBEZ’s story noted that Reccord “is widely known for getting in front of police officers during protests and staring into their eyes. His face was seen on network television and international news sites after a stare down with police officers during protests over Laquan McDonald’s death.”

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