$30,000 bail for woman accused of twice kneeing Chicago cop in the groin
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Upset that she was late for work, Tasha T. Brown directed her ire toward several Chicago cops Saturday night — dismissing them as “a bunch of b——” for arresting a drug dealer at her Austin home, police said.
Then she did something even dumber, prosecutors say: she kneed a male police officer in the groin — twice.
Now instead of going to work, she’s locked up in the Cook County Jail.
Cops went to Brown’s home in the 900 block of North Lawler at 7 p.m. Saturday after they allegedly saw Michael A. Simmons sitting in a car, holding a bag containing a “golf ball-sized” lump of heroin, a police report states.
While making the arrest, Brown, 35, confronted the officers, launching into a rant of mostly unprintable invective.
“Y’all need to let [him] go. I need to get to work,” Brown shouted, according to the report. “Y’all … on some b——-.”
Then she called the cops “a bunch of b——.”
When an officer tried to calm her down, Brown kneed him in the groin with her right knee, the report states. Police subdued her on the ground, the report states. But once they allowed her to get back up, she allegedly kneed the officer in the groin again – this time with her left knee.
Brown is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest. She was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail by Cook County Maria Kuriakos Ciesil.
Simmons, 41, of the 5200 block of West Crystal, also appeared in court Sunday. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Kuriakos Ciesil ordered him held on $15,000 bail.
Authorities offered no word on the status of the unlucky officer, though the police report indicates he suffered from “pain and tenderness.”