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Man Who Cursed at Daley Gets More Than He Bargained.

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Jun 12, 2011 7:00PM

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A man who yelled an obscenity directed at Mayor Daley on his last day in city hall is now facing more serious charges with regards to his initial arrest. Police officers were chasing Janusz Kopycinski as he ran away from them after yelling profanities aimed at Mayor Daley and also spitting at passers-by. When people asked Kopycinski to calm down, he replied by yelling profanities and also spitting at a police officer. Kopycinski bolted from City Hall as soon as police asked for identification, and as police were chasing the suspect and close to apprehending him, one officer was "struck and grazed" by a CTA bus. The officer was then taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was treated for injuries.

Kopycinski was originally charged with misdemeanors for his actions in the Loop, but those charges have been upgraded to a felony charge. Instead of charging Kopycinski with the original charges of three counts of resisting arrest, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of reckless conduct, police have charged Kopycinski with aggravated battery to a police officer.