Police Watchdog Employee Charged With Threatening Co-Workers
(STMW) — An employee of the review board that investigates officer-involved shootings for the Chicago Police was charged after he allegedly threatened to kill himself and three co-workers.
Brian Lockhart, 35, was charged with one felony count of threatening a public official, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. Lockhart, who was booked into jail on Thursday, is being held on $100,000 bond, according to jail records.
Earlier this week Lockhart, who is employed by the Independent Police Review Authority, allegedly threatened to kill himself and three co-workers, an IPRA official said Saturday evening.
The IPRA official declined to comment further.
Ilana Rosenzweig, chief administrator for the city-run agency, declined to discuss the incident because she said it is “a personnel issue.”
Lockhart was charged with three counts of aggravated assault to a public employee, Chicago Police News Affairs said.
IPRA is a city agency independent of the police department that investigates police misconduct, including allegations of excessive force and officer-involved shootings.
Lockhart’s next court date is scheduled for Tuesday in Chicago Police Court, according to records.
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