CPD officer accused of sexual assault

(FILE)

A Chicago police officer has been stripped of his police powers as the department investigates a claim of sexual assault, officials said.

The Chicago Police Department told ABC7 Eyewitness News the officer was on duty Sunday when he was accused of assault by a male suspect he was guarding at a hospital.

The department said the allegations are being taken very seriously, and the officer was immediately suspended as detectives conduct an investigation.

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