Cop accused of beating CTA bus driver

September 16, 2009 2:10:15 PM PDT
An off-duty Chicago police officer is accused of assaulting a CTA bus driver last weekend.The off-duty officer was reportedly on his bike when the CTA driver cut him off in traffic near State and Monroe.

According to a CTA spokesperson, the male officer became upset, boarded the Number 62 bus and assaulted the male driver. The bus driver was injured and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Two officers already on board the bus arrested the off-duty police officer following the assault.

A spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority says the agency is investigating allegations of a police officer striking a bus driver.


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