Crime

Brooklyn officer charged with misconduct, battery

A day after a raid at the Brooklyn Police Department, a village police officer has been charged in an unrelated case.

Dean Anderson, 28, of Cahokia, was charged with one count of public contractor misconduct and one count of aggravated battery. Anderson's bail was set by St. Clair County Judge Jan Fiss at $25,000.

It was unclear whether Anderson was relieved of his duties, pending the outcome of the charges. All calls to the police department were referred to the village's attorney, Eric Evans. He could not be reached for comment.

Jail records show that Anderson has not been booked there since the charges were filed.

According to the arrest warrant, Anderson, while working as a public contractor for East St. Louis School district 189, shoved a minor off of a chair to the ground, thereby committing a battery offense. The offense occurred on Oct. 23, 2013. And the second charge against Dean says while the juvenile was at the Juvenile Transition Center in Centreville, Dean "made physical contact of a provoking nature — shoved the minor off of chair to the floor."

Meanwhile, neither police department officials nor Mayor Vera Glasper-Banks are commenting on what Illinois State Police were looking for in the raid at department headquarters on Wednesday. Evans said earlier that village authorities are cooperating with the investigation and declined to comment further.

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