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Prosecutors: Drunk hits, threatens cop

Updated: February 15, 2014 8:18PM

A North Riverside man has been charged with striking and threatening to kill a police officer who came to the Chinese restaurant where the man had been drunkenly screaming obscenities.

Jamal Issa, 22, hit the North Riverside officer in the chest and refused to be handcuffed after the incident Thursday outside the Chef Shangri-La restaurant on West 26th Street, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.

According to a police report, Issa began screaming profanities inside the restaurant, then, when police were called, hit the officer outside in the parking lot, held his fingers up as if they were a gun pointed at the officer and said: “Wait til I see you on the street. I’m gonna kill you, n----.”

Issa was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, resisting an officer, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct and released from jail on Saturday by Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on a $50,000 individual recognizance bond.


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