Teens knocked a man unconscious on Roosevelt Red Line platform, but he refused to press charges, cops say

A Chicago police transit unit’s squad car sits outside the Roosevelt CTA station. | CPD

A group of people knocked a man unconscious and repeatedly stomped on his head on the Roosevelt Red Line platform on Tuesday morning, Chicago police said. But the victim, once he regained consciousness, refused to press charges against two of the offenders that police caught.

It happened around 3 a.m., and a CPD surveillance officer saw it happen via the CTA’s live camera feed.

The officer immediately dispatched patrol units to the station and continued monitoring security footage until cops arrived.

A police spokesperson said a group of attackers repeatedly punched the 29-year-old victim in his face, causing him to fall to the ground. Then, the group continued to attack him, the spokesperson said.

According to the camera operator, two offenders stomped on the man’s head while he was down. EMS took the victim to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Two teenagers who were seen attacking the man on video were detained at the station, the police spokesperson said. But the victim refused to sign complaints against them.

So, the boys, ages 16 and 17, were charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and cited for curfew violation and disorderly conduct on the CTA, according to the spokesperson.

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