A father is accusing a Chicago Police Lieutenant of dropping his 4-month-old baby boy after police burst into a neighborhood restaurant to investigate reports of shots fired in the area. The Lieutenant began interrogating one man and the father, Chaz Byars, came to the man's defense.
Byars was arrested moments after he spoke up and interrupted the lieutenant from harassing another young man. “He grabbed my child's car seat and my child fell out and hit his head,” Byars said, as he and witnesses watched in shock and disbelief. Police are saying it was the fathers fault even though he was handcuffed at the time.
Restaurant Owner, Omar Sweis, said the lieutenant and other police returned to the restaurant later that evening. He said they “.... went around, opened this door, went in my office, searching for cameras, they tried to get the cameras out of my office with no warrant, no nothing, just opened and walked in,” Sweis said. “He and a couple of more cops tried to mess with [my system] to see if there's a tape."
The Independent Police Review Authority is now investigating his charge of police brutality. Read more;