CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer assigned as a member of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s security detail has turned herself in after an alleged domestic battery incident.
The officer, Marni L. Washington, is charged with a count of domestic battery.READ MORE: RealTime Weather Alert: Wet and Windy Through Monday Morning, Flooding Possible
According to CPD, the 50-year-old officer turned herself in at the 2400 block of West Belmont early Wednesday morning about an incident that happened on June 27.
Authorities said there was a verbal altercation between Washington and a 53-year-old victim. At one point, the officer allegedly “removed personal property from the victim and ripped her clothes.”READ MORE: Man, Woman Shot In Vehicle On Kedzie Avenue In East Garfield Park, Go On To Crash In Humboldt Park With Child In Car
Mayor Lightfoot’s office released a statment on the matter:
“We were made aware of the allegations of potential criminal conduct by a member of the Mayor’s security detail involving a domestic dispute. This matter is being handled pursuant to longstanding CPD protocols. While the charges are pending, the individual will not be involved in any police duties. All further questions should be directed to CPD.”MORE NEWS: Riggs, Kenosha County Sheriff's K-9 Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect, Is Released From Veterinary Hospital To Applause
This is a developing story.