CHICAGO (CBS)–A video released Wednesday by the city’s police oversight agency shows a shirtless Chicago police officer Robert Rialmo grabbing a man by his head while pushing him toward the ground during an altercation that happened in July.
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The video from the July scuffle reveals the first images captured of the incident on Chicago’s northwest side, which thrust Rialmo back into the spotlight three days after a Cook County Judge acquitted him of beating two men in a bar two months earlier.
According to the police report, a verbal altercation started inside Teaser’s Bar before it spilled outside after Rialmo and two others were escorted out.READ MORE: 2 Killed, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
They ran into each other again outside a nearby restaurant, and punches were thrown.
The incident was the latest in a string of controversial incidents involving Rialmo, who could still be fired from the police department for fatally shooting a bat-wielding teen and a neighbor while on duty in December 2015.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Likely Sunday, Breezy Late