Chicago cop hospitalized after being dragged by car during escape attempt

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 15: Police stand guard as pro and anti-police demonstrators are expected to gather outside of the Homan Square police station on August 15, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstration was one of several in the city today, either in support of or in opposition to police. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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A Chicago police officer has been hospitalized after being dragged by a suspect’s car during a traffic stop. Reports said the Chicago police officer was conducting a routine traffic stop on Friday night when a suspect tried to escape.

During the alleged escape, the officer was dragged 30 to 40 feet by the suspect’s vehicle before being pinned between the car and a bridge. Authorities said the officer fired at the driver several times, but missed the suspect who later sped away.

The officer has been taken to the hospital in stable condition while the suspect currently remains at large. This incident comes less than a week after another Chicago police officer, Ella French, was fatally shot during a traffic stop in the Windy City.

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