Statement by 24th Ward (Chicago IL) Alderman Sharon Denise Dixon
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Most of you may have forgotten that I was arrested and humiliated with false charges by Chicago police officers – but I haven’t.
In the early morning of January 21, 2009, I was falsely arrested by Chicago police officers and charged with three counts: (1) of attempting to circumvent a police roadblock at the scene of a tragic fire; (2) of driving without proper car insurance; and (3) of driving while intoxicated. I was taken to jail and indigently handcuffed to a wall for 7 hours. When released from jail, police authorities on duty – after talking with someone downtown – forced me to wait until all of the press had arrived and then made me walk out of the front door where the press was waiting.