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Person charged with punching Ald. David Moore

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A personhas been charged with punching Ald. David Moore (17th) as the alderman tried to disperse prostitutes on a block of his ward early Sunday in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Cordale Profit, 22, of the 6100 block of South Rockwell, has been charged with aggravated battery of a government employee, aggravated battery in a public place and unlawful vehicular invasion, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

Moore was driving home from another incident in his ward when he saw the group soliciting in the 7500 block of South Peoria and stopped to ask them to disperse about 3 a.m., according to a statement from a spokesperson from the alderman. Moore had received a call from a resident earlier complaining about the group.

Moore identified himself as an alderman but the group refused to believe him and started yelling at him and hitting him, striking his arm, according to the statement. Moore called police and the group started running away.

Officers responded to the scene and arrested Profit.

“In an effort to make the 17th Ward a desirable place to live for everyone, we have to address all unwanted criminal activity. There are no harmless crimes,” Moore said in a statement.

Judge Donald Panarese ordered Profit released on a $10,000 individual recognizance bond in court Monday. Profit is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 17.


Ald. David Moore was punched while confronting prostitutes in his ward, police said. | Sun-Times file photo

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