21-year-old migrant faces three felony charges following fight over public restroom access
Outside Chicago's 8th District Police Station, a 21-year-old migrant, identified as Dayrelys Coy, found herself in a scuffle with law enforcement officers, leading to her arrest. The altercation revolved around access to the public restrooms at the police station and resulted in Dayrelys Coy facing three felony charges.
Coy was arrested after getting into a fight with a Chicago Police Officer when he informed her she needed to use the portable toilets and could not use the one inside the police station. Coy was not living in the police station but was one of the 15,000 migrants that have come to the Windy City seeking refuge.
The incident unfolded in a tense confrontation between Coy and police officers, . and escalated quickly, leading to the woman's arrest. Chicago Police stated that the woman attempted to block cars in the street, justifying her actions by saying that she and a group of other migrants were told to use the portable toilets and not allowed enter the police station to use the restrooms there.
Coy was released on her own recognizance and ordered to stay away from the 8th District. She was charged with three felony counts of resisting arrest and cited for obstruction of traffic.