Crime

Woman accused of hitting a police officer outside a nightclub on Christmas

Violent and property crime stats for Illinois

According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.
Up Next
According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated battery involving a police officer after an incident outside a nightclub on Christmas.

The East St. Louis Police Department said in a news release that officers were called to Da Beno Nightclub in the 6800 block of State Street, where women were trying to fight outside.

According to the release, they asked the group to leave, but one woman refused and hit an officer in the face several times.

Lareeka Whitehead, 22, was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and one count of resisting an officer, a Class A misdemeanor.

Whitehead’s bond was set at $50,000.

  Comments