CHICAGO — The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has brought criminal charges against a former Chicago police officer who was involved in a racially charged incident at North Avenue Beach last year.
Court records show that a grand jury charged Bruce Dyker with one count of aggravated battery and two counts of official misconduct — all felonies — stemming from an August 2021 incident in which he restrained a Black woman who was walking her dog near the lakefront.
Dyker resigned from the CPD in recent weeks, according to a department spokesperson.
Video footage of Dyker’s encounter with the woman, Nikkita Brown, was shared across social media. In a tweet, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was “deeply concerned” with the video’s contents.
Dyker’s next court hearing is scheduled for this Thursday.