CHICAGO -- A local activist accused of hitting and trying to disarm a Chicago Police officer during a "Black Lives Matter" protest was released from jail on bond Tuesday night.
Ja'Mal Green was released on $350,000 bond.
His family claimed the bail amount was excessive, and is an attempt to silence protests. They also claim prosecutors have falsified reports.
But, prosecutors say a Tribune photo shows Green striking the officer.
There has been no explanation from supporters however on a controversial Facebook post which Green reportedly posted and then took down in the aftermath of the massacre of five Dallas police officers, which read,
"I admire the person who did this the post reads because dying for this is what it's going to take for things to change. The people should have protected him. I'm sorry but this is what will open their eyes and ears to what we want in this country I'm not promoting it but I'm not announcing it either."
Father Michael Pfleger says passions are running high with controversial police shootings around the country. And when it comes to Green's controversial post, emotion no doubt got the best of him. But he defends Green, saying he knows he doesn't believe in violence.