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Bruce Dyker quit Chicago PD after Nikkita Brown beach fight

A veteran white Chicago cop whose heated confrontation with a black lady strolling a canine on a closed beach made nationwide headlines has resigned, division officers mentioned Friday.

Officer Bruce Dyker, a 23-year policeman who forcibly grabbed Nikkita Brown as she walked her French bulldog alongside North Avenue Beach on Aug. 28, put in his papers in May earlier than division brass doled out any disciplinary motion.

“No additional information is available,” a Chicago police rep advised The Post in an electronic mail Friday.

Footage confirmed Dyker telling Brown to get off the closed Lake Michigan beach earlier than grabbing at her telephone — setting off a wrestle as the girl’s canine hopped on the officer’s ft and she or he repeatedly screamed for him to let her go.

Brown, who claimed she was racially profiled since different beach-goers who had been white weren’t confronted, later mentioned she thought she was “going to die” through the hostile alternate with the unmasked officer.

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Chicago police officer Bruce Dyker has resigned from the power after a bodily confrontation with a black lady, Nikkita Brown, strolling her canine on the beach.
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Nikkita Brown mentioned she feared for her life through the altercation.
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Nikkita Brown believes she was racially profiled.
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“Black woman walking after hours, I guess I look suspicious,” Brown mentioned advised ABC News in September when requested why she believed she was stopped.

According to Dyker’s body-cam footage, he had advised Brown earlier than the tussle, “You must exit … Ma’am, get out of the park!

“What do you not understand about that? The park is closed!” the cop mentioned. “You are trespassing on city property, and you will go to jail if you don’t take your dog and leave.”

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Nikkita Brown’s canine leapt on the officer’s ft through the altercation.
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Nikkita Brown screamed for Chicago cop Bruce Dyker to let go of her during the confrontation.
Nikkita Brown screamed for Chicago cop Bruce Dyker to let go of her through the confrontation.
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Chicago cop Bruce Dyker had 25 complaints in opposition to him.
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Brown then advised Dyker to “back up” and accused him of spitting on her, which he denied whereas instructing her to depart the beach. She stopped and glanced at her telephone because the officer warned her once more that she was about to be handcuffed, the clip reveals.

“Do you want to test me on this?” Dyker advised Brown earlier than grabbing her arm.

“I’m leaving, get off of me!” she shrieked as they continued to wrestle. “Let go! Let go!”

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown put Dyker on paid desk responsibility after the incident, which occurred after the beach had closed earlier that night.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned in September she was “deeply concerned” concerning the caught-on-camera confrontation.

An investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which probes allegations of misconduct by cops, concluded in October, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The company beforehand beneficial Dyker be relieved of his police powers, or placed on administrative duties, pending the end result.

Brown beforehand advised the Chicago Sun-Times she needed to see Dyker fired and criminally charged.

“But I don’t think every officer out there is bad,” she mentioned. “There’s always a bad apple.”

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned she was “deeply concerned” concerning the incident.
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Dyker had 25 complaints in opposition to him as an officer, the newspaper reported, together with three that had been sustained.

The head of the Chicago police union representing rank-and-file cops mentioned Dyker is not going to touch upon his resignation, in response to the report.

“Bruce just had enough of the nonsense and scrutiny for doing his job,” union boss John Catanzara advised the Sun-Times. “He got the hell out of this city and got the hell out of this state and is moving on with his life.”

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