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Woman Who Assaulted 4 Chicago Cops in Chicago Loop, First Chicago Resident Freed Under No Cash Bail

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

Esmeralda Aguilar charged with four felony counts of aggravated battery to a Chicago peace officer released from custody Monday
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A Cook County woman is accused of battering four Chicago police officers in the area of the Loop in Chicago. The incident took place during the Mexican Independence Day celebration.

A 24-year-old woman has been charged in the case involving the physical assault of four Chicago police officers in the Loop early Sunday morning. The assault took place in the 200 block of N. Wabash Ave. around 2:40am. Police have not disclosed the circumstances of the attack what led to the alleged attack.

According to police, the attacker Esmeralda Aguilar of Cicero, Chicago has been charged with four counts of felony aggravated battery of a peace officer. The incident took place during the Mexican Independence Day celebrations in the Loop.

When Aquilar appeared before the judge on Monday, the prosecutors didn't ask for bail. They were no longer able to under the new Illinois law prohibiting cash bailme state’s new no-cash-bail law which went into effect on September 18th. Aguilar is the first to be set free under the new law.

The assault resulted in two of the officers being taken to the hospital for treatment. Footage of the incident was caught on police body camera.

The Mexican Independence Day celebration turned disruptive and violent when attendees puposely blocked streets which resulted in parts of the Loop being shut down. So far, police have arrested and charged at least 12 people with felonies who were involved in the violence, illegal street shutdowns, and dangerous crowd behavior that unfolded during the days festivities. Aldermen have called for aggressive measures to deal with perpetrators of the these crimes.

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