State representative from Chicago charged with weapons violation

CHICAGO — A state lawmaker has been charged with violating handgun laws.

Chicago police pulled over Rep. Curtis Tarver (D-25th) in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood Monday for a broken headlight.

During the stop, officers learned Tarver had a handgun on him while his concealed-carry license was revoked.

The Chicago Democrat was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of failure to surrender a concealed carry license.

Tarver is due in court Dec. 27.


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