A Chicago man has been charged with attacking, and beating 4 police officers – inside the police station. MTO News confirmed that four Cook County Sheriff’s deputies were injured on Wednesday morning when man attacked all four deputies before a hearing at the Skokie courthouse.
Jerome Townsel, 30, was in custody on trespassing charges when police say he. “became irate and attacked a Sheriff’s Deputy who was standing nearby.”
Surveillance video, which does not include any sound, shows Jerome talking on a phone in an office at the courthouse when he starts gesturing at a pair of sheriff’s deputies standing several feet away. Jerome then hit the officer with both his fists – and it was on and popping.
A fight broke out, and three other deputies in the room then quickly moved in, trying to subdue Jerome, who landed several blows to three other deputies before they managed to cuff him.
The sheriff’s office said all four deputies were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Skokie Fire Department paramedics also checked out Townsel, who refused medical treatment, according to the sheriff’s office.
He later appeared in bond court where a judge set his bail at $150,000.