Chicago Police Officer Battered During Melee Near Washington Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer was battered Wednesday night during a skirmish near Washington Park on the South Side.

About 9:30 p.m., officers spotted “a large number of people on the street disrupting vehicular traffic and blocking the sidewalk” in the 6100 block of South King Drive, according to Chicago Police.

“While attempting to restore order, several subjects became combative and a physical altercation ensued,” police said.

One officer was battered while he was attempting to restrain one person, police said. He suffered minor injuries in the incident, but additional details were not provided.

A female and three males were taken into custody and face misdemeanor charges of battery to a peace officer, reckless conduct and resisting arrest, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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