COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — One minute, the Gay Pride reveler was waiving a flag as the festive procession of parade floats passed by Sunday during the annual Pride parade. The next, she was using her party favor as a weapon against a Chicago cop, prosecutors said.
Camile Campbell, 20, is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer for hitting the cop in his face at about 3 p.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of North Halsted Street in Boystown, prosecutors said.
Cook County State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said Monday that Campbell was ignoring orders by police to "stop" and stay out of a restricted area when police started to place her in custody.
Campbell, of the 1800 block of North Dayton Street, then struck the officer in the face with the 8-inch flag.
According to a court records, Campbell screamed and yelled and "slapped [the officer] across the face" before she was taken to the police station and booked.
The young woman appeared in court wearing an LGBT T-shirt Monday.
A public defender representing Campbell said she is a student at Columbia College Chicago.
Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Campbell held on $50,000 bond Monday.