Police Board president Ghian Foreman praised the police for their restraint at protests and for not hurting people. The police beat him a few hours later.

President of the Chicago Police Board Ghian Foreman said police beat him with a baton.

This came just hours after he praised police for their professionalism, and how much “restraint” they showed at protests. He continued on to tell the Chicago Police:

“I would not have had the same restraint that many of your officers showed last night,”

And just hours later, he said he happened to walk by a protest in which wasn’t participating, and police beat him.

He released a statement on Friday saying:

“I, indeed, was one of several individuals physically hit and struck by Chicago police on Sunday as they clashed with protestors, I was not participating in the protest, but coincidentally encountered the demonstration at a moment when it became confrontational.”

He stated that the police struck him with a baton 5 times. He later filed a complaint.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she urged Foreman to file a complaint, stating:

“There’s no reason that should’ve happened. He is hurting physically, I think he is hurting emotionally, and what happened to him is unacceptable.”

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Updated: June 29, 2020 — 3:09 pm

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