Chicago police officer dragged by vehicle on South Side after traffic stop

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CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer is in serious condition after being dragged by a vehicle on the South Side Monday night, officials said.

At around 7:40 p.m., police responded to 95th and the Red Line on the report of an officer down.

Police said moments earlier, officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 9500 block of South Lafayette when a white Chevy Impala took off, dragging an officer. Police said the officer then hit a fixed object.

The officer was transported by a fellow officer and then Chicago fire completed the transfer to Christ. The officer’s partner was also transported in good condition for observation.

Two people are in custody, police said.

We will update this story once more information becomes available.

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