Posted on August 17, 2020

Man Arrested, Charged with Attacking Chicago Police Officer with Skateboard

NBC Chicago, August 16, 2020

Chicago police have arrested a man they say attacked an officer with a skateboard during a clash between demonstrators and police on Saturday in the Loop.

According to authorities, 25-year-old Jeremy Johnson has been charged with felony aggravated battery to a peace officer after the incident, which occurred near the intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Jeremy Johnson


The officer, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized after the attack, police said.


Police say 24 people were arrested Saturday, while 17 police officers suffered injuries.