Chicago police officer on desk duty after Nikkita Brown video

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer has been placed on administrative duties after videos appear to show him grab a woman walking her dog on a beach who screams and struggles to break free.

Keenan Saulter, a lawyer for the woman, Nikkita Brown, said his client was “brutally attacked” by the officer just after midnight on Saturday morning. In a statement, Saulter said the officer allegedly approached Brown,who is Black, because she was in Lincoln Park after the park was already closed.

“This was an obvious case of racial profiling,” Saulter said.

Saulter said his client intends to make a “formal complaint” with the city.

In a press conference Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was “quite disturbed” by what she saw in the video. 

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