The incident occurred at about 9:34 a.m. Monday at within the 4400-block of West Jackson Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Mobile phone video reveals an officer on the bottom ready for an ambulance to reach after police mentioned he was run over by his personal squad automobile after a girl stole it from him.
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Tuesday morning, police mentioned Whitley Temple, 34, was charged with felony counts of resisting/obstructing a police officer, vehicular hijacking, tried homicide, possession of a stolen regulation enforcement automobile, a misdemeanor rely of driving on a suspended license and a quotation for working an uninsured motorcar.
Witness Ruben Dunning mentioned the officer stopped to assist the lady, who was mendacity on the street.
“He bought out of the automobile to see what was occurring together with her, as a result of she was utterly bare,” Dunning mentioned, “and he or she ran and jumped in his automobile and ran over him.”
The girl fled within the squad automobile on the Eisenhower Expressway and ended up crashing into about 5 automobiles on Harrison Avenue and Damen Avenue.
Nicolas Ramsay was on his approach to work as a resident within the Rush College Medical Heart emergency room when his automobile was hit.
“Then, hastily, I bought hit by a police automobile,” Ramsay mentioned. “The police automobile hit a number of automobiles and stopped proper in entrance of me and I noticed a girl soar and run.”
Ramsay mentioned the lady was tackled and brought into custody. As detectives labored the scene the place the officer was injured, the lady’s household confirmed up in search of solutions.
Her mom, who didn’t need to be recognized, mentioned her 34-year-old daughter known as her a number of occasions early this morning asking for assist.
The suspect was arrested and brought to a hospital for a psychological analysis. The officer was handled at Stroger Hospital for a laceration to the top and accidents to his legs.
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