Man charged with attacking Chicago police officer near Grant Park

Craig Smart is charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, police said.

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Police say a 34-year-old man attacked a Chicago police officer July 13, 2022, near Grant Park.

Police say a 34-year-old man attacked a Chicago police officer July 13, 2022, near Grant Park.

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A man is accused of attacking a Chicago police officer near Grant Park Wednesday.

Craig Smart, 34, is charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, police said.

Smart approached officers about 6:20 p.m. in the 800 block of South Michigan Avenue and “became aggressive,” striking an officer in the face, police said.

Smart was taken into custody shortly after the incident.

He is set to appear in court Thursday.

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