COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A suburban man tackled a Chicago Police officer Tuesday during a protest over the fatal CPD shooting of 16-year-old Pierre Loury, prosecutors said.
Shimron Robinson, 33, appeared in bond court Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting an officer.
"I'm all about exercising one's constitutional rights," Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil told Robinson, "but there's also a thing called peaceful protest."
According to prosecutors, Robinson was among those gathered outside the Harrison District police station, 3151 W. Harrison St., on Tuesday night. The demonstration had peeled off from a vigil for Loury, who was killed during what police called an "armed confrontation."
At one point, a group of people began jumping and pounding on police cars, Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said during Robinson's bond hearing.
As two uniformed officers headed toward the cars about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Robinson tackled one of the officers from behind, knocking him to the ground, prosecutors said.
Robinson fell on top of the officer, Scaduto said, and the officer suffered swelling, pain and cuts on one of his hands and both knees. The officer's pants were ripped at each knee, she added.
When the officer's partner tried to handcuff Robinson, he resisted arrest, prosecutors said.
According to his defense attorney, Robinson lives in suburban Blue Island and works in construction. He has two children.
Judge Kuriakos Ciesil on Wednesday set Robinson's bail at $30,000.
Officers also arrested a 17-year-old girl who climbed on top of a squad car and "began to jump on top of the roof," police said. The teen is charged with criminal damage to property. Police do not release minor's names or mugshots. No further information on the girl's case was immediately available.
According to police, Loury was fatally shot about 7:40 p.m. Monday after he allegedly pointed a gun at an officer during a chase.
Officers had been trying to pull over a car that was possibly connected to an earlier shooting, police said, when Loury jumped out of the vehicle and took off running. Police said they recovered a gun on the scene.
At Tuesday's vigil, Loury's relatives slammed CPD's version of events, saying that didn't sound like the Loury they knew. Several posts on the teen's Facebook page show him holding what appear to be guns.
"We know what happened," said uncle Leroy Collins, 51. "They shot an innocent kid and are now covering it up. It's the same thing — just a different day and neighborhood."
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