Man Charged With Breaking Police Officer’s Eye Socket On West Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban man is charged with elbowing a Chicago Police officer on the city’s West Side, an act that broke the officer’s eye socket.

James Phillips, 39, of Country Club Hills, is charged with one aggravated battery to police and three counts of resisting arrest in the Tuesday afternoon incident.

At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a “person with a gun” call in the 2100 block of South Pulaski Road when they encountered Phillips, who was being loud and verbally abusive, according to police.

Officers ordered him to leave three times, but he refused, so police approached and were trying to put handcuffs on him when a scuffle broke out, according to police.

Phillips allegedly elbowed a police officer on the left side of the face, causing that officer to suffer a broken eye socket, police said. The officer, who is in his 30s, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in an unidentified condition, police said.

Officers used pepper spray on Phillips, who is 6 feet tall and 210 pounds; and he was placed under arrest.

Phillips was charged with one count of aggravated battery to police and three counts of resisting arrest. He was expected to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • The Undertaker

    Worthless rabid savage

  • sum should die

    Too bad its not the late 70’s and he didn’t do this in Los Angeles county….because if he had, he would have gotten his face kicked inside out on the car rode to jail!

    • Tyrone

      That is the way it is supposed to work. Someone obviously dropped the ball. He actually should have been shot.

  • Pothead

    Man the thugs are all over the news today. Better hurry up and get those gardens goin in Englewood so they have something to do.

  • g-man

    Any bets boo-boo’s family will put up his eight grade graduation picture and tell everyone he was fittin to turn his life around and he was gonna be a good dady to all his chitlins

  • Cubs Guy

    The cop deserved what he got.

    • g-man

      Guess cubs guy always wanted to be the police but failed the tests

    • Pothead

      Same with Cub fans.

  • rc

    I am surprised pepper spray subdued the savage. These violent savages don’t have normal responses.

    The police must get all the support it can for keeping us safe from these savages.

    • Gary Ingal

      The police should start using bear spray. It’s more intense.

  • rc

    Will this element ever become civilized?

    • Comedy Guy

      Maybe with proper spaying and neutering. HaHaHaHa!!!!!!!


    BUT he is such a GOOD boy LOL

  • 24hournewsline

    They are just like psycho criminals; police should have taken some strong actions against these criminals.

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