Bruce Dyker, a Chicago police officer quit after a video showed that he physically grabbed a woman that was walking her dog. Chicago’s former Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara told the Associated Press that “Bruce just had enough of the nonsense and scrutiny for doing his job,” reporters Tim Stelloh and Antonio Planas say.
Lawyers for Nikkita Brown, the woman that was attacked say that Bruce Dyker racially profiling before the confrontation that led to him grabbing her. The struggle was captured on a video, and Bruce Dyker quit before the investigation was completed.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability that investigated the encounter say that it “occurred shortly after midnight when Dyker asked Nikkita Brown to leave a beach that was closed”. Ms. Brown is said to have asked the officer to “respect her space,” “It’s Covid,” she can be heard saying in a body camera video. Dyker can be heard responding: “Respect your space? I’m about to put handcuffs on you”.
Keenan Saulter, a lawyer representing Ms. Brown said, “this is an obvious case of racial profiling because white pedestrians were nearby but not approached in the same manner. He never had a reason to approach her. He never had a reason to attack her, and never had a reason to arrest her”.
Tim Stelloh and Antonio Planas reported the original story, Chicago officer resigns after video shows physical struggle with woman walking dog.
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