SOUTH SHORE — Chicago activist Lamon Reccord was arrested for threatening a public official Saturday after a park dedication, police said.
Reccord, 17, was charged with one felony count of threatening a public official and one misdemeanor count of resisting/obstructing a peace officer, police said.
At 3:35 p.m. on Sept. 10, a 55-year-old woman was leaving a park dedication ceremony in the 1700 block of East 67th St., when she was approached by Reccord, who began shouting at her in an aggressive manner, police said.
When the woman attempted to get in her vehicle, Reccord allegedly blocked the driver's side door, police said, but the woman was able to force her way into her car, and Reccord allegedly threatened her.
The woman identified Reccord to responding officers and told them she would sign complaints against Reccord so he could be arrested, police said.
Reccord and activist Ja'Mal Green identified the woman as Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th).
Attempts Sunday to reach Ald. Hairston's spokesperson were unsuccessful.
Green posted about the incident on his Facebook page, and voiced concerns about how activists are being treated by police.
Reccord made a name for himself as an activist last year after the release of the Laquan McDonald video, when he was seen staring directly into the eyes of Chicago Police officers at several protests across the city.
He recently spoke at a rally for Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein.
In one of the videos, Reccord said he is to appear in court on Monday.
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