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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.