Chicago cop dragged, seriously injured during traffic stop

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said the officer is in good spirits

In an update Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported the officer was dragged and then thrown from a vehicle as it fled the traffic stop.

By Paige Fry
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A male police officer was seriously injured during a traffic stop near the 95th Street Red Line “L” station on Monday evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The Fire Department received a call of an officer injured around 7:40 p.m., said Larry Merritt, a department spokesman. The officer was being transported when an ambulance intercepted at West 95th Street and South Eggleston Avenue and took him to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

He was injured during a “traffic stop gone bad” near the South Side station in the Rosemoor neighborhood, Merritt said. He referred further questions on the incident and the officer’s injuries to the Chicago Police Department, which did not immediately respond for comment.

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