Suburban Chicago police commander charged with battery

DIXMOOR, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a suburban Chicago police commander with aggravated battery for allegedly dragging a 66-year-old grandmother into a police station and slamming her face into a wall.

Cook County prosecutors also charged Dixmoor Commander Ronald Burge Jr. with official misconduct Wednesday in connection with the October altercation with Carla Bourgouis. The 31-year-old commander surrendered after investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest. He was ordered held on $20,000 bond.

Bourgouis says the altercation escalated after she refused to give Burge a cellphone she was using to record him. Dixmoor Police Chief Ronald Burge Sr., the commander’s father, released video showing Bourgouis breaching a secure area and ignoring arrest orders.