Prosecutors say a Chicago public faculty safety guard beat and robbed a 16-year-old boy on parole outdoors an Edgewater faculty on Tuesday morning. In response to one supply, different faculty workers ultimately intervened within the assault, however prosecutors stated the detainees let the attacker go when police arrived. He was discovered solely when he had allegedly threatened another person within the neighbourhood.
David Roosevelt, 36, has been charged with theft in a public place and aggravated battery in reference to the assault outdoors the George B. Swift Specialty Faculty, 5900 North Winthrop. He was launched on parole in June after serving half his six-year sentence for one more theft, in line with state information.
Officers stated the teenager was on his method to faculty at round 7:45 a.m. when Roosevelt, a stranger of the boy, requested him for cash. The boy ran and sought assist from two joggers. In return, they instructed him to maintain working.
Prosecutors stated the boy ran as much as Swift when Roosevelt arrived on a bicycle and requested the college’s safety guard for assist. In response to prosecutors, the safety officer intervened within the dispute between Roosevelt and the teenager, however he backed down after Roosevelt “swiped” his arm.
Because the guards watched, Roosevelt allegedly hit the boy within the head, breaking his glasses and inflicting him to fall to the bottom. Throughout Roosevelt’s bail listening to, an assistant state lawyer stated that Roosevelt knelt on the boy and continued to beat him till “ultimately” somebody intervened.
Prosecutors stated those that intervened within the assault let Roosevelt go as Chicago law enforcement officials arrived. The police discovered him 20 minutes later after one other incident.
Prosecutors stated components of the assault had been captured on video, and the college’s safety guard witnessed the theft, which confirmed the boy’s model of occasions.
In response to prosecutors, the boy has swollen eyes, wounds on his face, bruises on his neck and ache in his head and chest.
“Chicago Public Colleges strives to offer each scholar with a protected and welcoming studying surroundings. We’re cooperating with the Chicago Police Division of their investigation,” a CPS spokesperson stated in a press release.
Along with the theft conviction, for which he’s on parole, Roosevelt was additionally convicted of aggravated battery in 2020, breach of a safety order in 2014, and carjacking in 2006. He additionally has a pending misdemeanor battery case.
Roosevelt has 4 kids, all beneath the age of 12, in line with assistant public defender Patrick Shine.
Decide Charles Seaside ordered Roosevelt to pay $25,000 to get out of jail on the brand new expenses. If Roosevelt pays, it must go to digital monitoring, Seaside stated.
A supply aware of the state of affairs stated there was no allegation of misconduct or neglect by the CPS workers concerned in Tuesday’s incident.