VIDEO: Chicago Officer Under Investigation For Hitting Suspect During Fight

An irate teen yelled in officers' faces and refused to be handcuffed during an altercation at a Chicago train station.

Chicago, IL – The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) has opened an investigation into a Chicago police officer’s use of force during the arrest of a combative teenage robbery suspect (video below).

The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 p.m. on Nov. 25, as officers were attempting to detain 16-year-old Skyler Miller, who matched the description of a suspect accused of robbing citizens at the train station, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

“We had a crew of young individuals going around on the Red Line robbing people, and he was identified as a possible suspect with that particular group,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a press conference. “So that’s why they were approaching him.”

Cell phone footage showed the officers as they fought with the combative teen for several minutes, but did not capture what led up to the altercation.

“Get the f--k off me!” Miller repeatedly yelled at the officers, often within inches of their faces. “What you all grabbin’ me for?”

The two officers at the scene told Miller to relax, and cautioned him about clenching his fists.

“Don’t do that man. Not worth it,” one officer told Miller as he continued to pull away from them.

“Let me go, my dear brother,” Miller replied. “F--k you…I didn’t do s--t to you.”

The teen vigorously shook his head and refused to allow the officers to place him in handcuffs.

“No. I’m not going like that,” he insisted.

The nearby crowd alternated between urging Miller to cooperate and heckling the officers, the video showed.

A second video clip showed multiple officers actively fighting with the teen.

During the altercation, one officer delivered several strikes to the back of Miller’s head as he held a pair of handcuffs in his hand.

Police then took Miller to the ground, where he was subdued and placed into handcuffs. Additional officers raced to the scene and helped to hold the angry mob at bay.

By the time police finished fighting with Miller, the robbery victims had left the area, Superintendent Johnson said, according to WBBM.

“He wasn’t charged that night, because by the time the dust settled on that particular robbery, the victim had wandered off,” he explained. “We still haven’t located that victim yet.”

As a result, Miller was released without being charged.

“This was an incident where an individual was resisting arrest,” Chicago Police Department spokesperson Michael Carroll told WBBM.

“A use of force investigation has been opened into the officers’ actions by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) to establish if policies were violated, and CPD will fully cooperate with COPAs investigation,” Carroll said.

Miller said he plans to file a lawsuit against the department, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

"They just grabbing me," Miller complained to WFLD. "They get to beating me. I don't know why they trying to slam me."

“If it’s determined that he used use of force incorrectly, then we’ll deal with it,” Superintendent Johnson said, according to WBBM. “If there’s something that we can do better, or if an officer needs to be held accountable, then that will occur.”

You can watch cell phone footage of the officers’ altercation with Miller in the videos below:

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JBo
JBo

If people would simply comply with instructions, there would be zero police shootings, zero physical altercations, zero strife and unrest and many fewer charges.

Of course, that's too simple.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LEOWIDOW said "It isn’t about color Duke I see a lot of guys of all races doing this. Now that said, he should have complied plain and simple. 15 minutes of fame and an lawsuit so he can afford school supplies!"

First - let me express my condolences for the loss of your husband and the sacrifice you and your family have made. I am truly sorry for your loss. Respectfully , obviously someone can see anyone of any race ,male or female who will cause an infraction, then resist arrest and the resulting problems further then caused for themselves in their own apprehension . "Complying" is the answer to minimize further problems which seems so simple for some but others routinely cannot seem to comprehend. The problem I describe is the hugely disproportionate percentage of problems exhibited by BM's ages 12 to 45. Please research any number of articles and statistics for yourself and you will see what I mention is true. The information is out there for anyone to see.

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

It isn’t about color Duke I see a lot of guys of all races doing this. Now that said, he should have complied plain and simple. 15 minutes of fame and an lawsuit so he can afford school supplies!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

What is it about young blacks and keeping up their droopy pants ?...and understanding the words "comply with a LEO's verbal directions"?

There isn't enough stupid in the word "stupid" to fully explain the depth of stupidity with these dipshts.

Jimhilton911
Jimhilton911

Is called “resisting arrest,” and it’s a crime.

The officers did NOTHING wrong so far as I can see.

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