Police officer injured on south side

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A Chicago police officer was hurt on the South Side Monday night when a motorist she pulled over grabbed her by her bulletproof vest, sped off and flung her from his vehicle, authorities said.

The incident happened a little after 9 p.m. near West 83rd and South Kerfoot Streets when the female officer curbed the vehicle for an apparent traffic violation, authorities said, citing preliminary information.

When she approached the vehicle, the driver grabbed her vest and drove off, authorities said. As his vehicle sped away, the officer was thrown from it and tumbled to the ground.

The vehicle crashed moments later and the driver was taken into custody, authorities said.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where a sergeant told reporters, “She’s banged up but she’s going to be OK.” Officials said her injuries were considered non-lifethreatening.

– Chicago Tribune reporting

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