CHICAGO (CBS) — A judge set bond at $20,000 for the head of a publicly funded anti-violence group is now facing charges after allegedly attacking his wife inside their suburban home.
Tio Hardiman was represented in bond court by a public defender. His wife retained attorney Ferdinand Serpe after the alleged incident.
“She is physically recovering. She was struck head, back, neck, face, torso,” said Serpe.
Serpe said she wants her husband prosecuted.
“Domestic violence is wrong, we know that. Under no condition should any man ever strike a woman or vice-versa,” said Serpe.
Hardiman’s future with Ceasefire is uncertain and this case could impact the organization’s future as well as the city will decide in the coming weeks whether to continue its contract with the group which employs former gang members who try to prevent violence on the streets.