Elmwood Park officer injured during arrest
Updated: February 11, 2013 6:50AM
ELMWOOD PARK — A domestic dispute Friday night resulted in one police officer receiving medical attention after being punched in the eye.
Two people were arrested.
David Cicero, 47, of 2800 N. 73rd Court was arrested at 11:06 p.m. Jan. 4 on 2800 block 73rd Court and charged with aggravated battery to a police officer.
Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano described this series of events:
Before the arrest, Fagiano said, police officers went to the location responding to a domestic dispute. When they arrived, Cicero was sweeping up glass outside the home. Cicero had allegedly broken the glass door to the residence while arguing with his wife, according to Fagiano.
An officer entered the residence to speak with the wife and Cicero allegedly entered the residence and while the officer was trying to separate the two Cicero, who is a little over 6 feet tall and weighs about 300 pounds, allegedly hit the officer twice in the eye with a closed fist, according to police. Cicero was quickly placed under arrest and handcuffed and the wounded officer was taken to Loyola Medical Center for treatment, according to police.
“These officers did a fine job,” Fagiano said. “They were able to place him under arrest with no additional use of force.”
Fagiano said the officer has since been released from the hospital, but will have to go back again for treatment.
“He’s going to be off for a week,” he said. “He may have to see a specialist. He (Cicero) may have damaged his eye socket.”
Fagiano said this is not the first time police have had contact with Cicero, who was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Jan. 9.
His wife, Jennifer L. Chandler, was also arrested and charged with two counts of battery and resisting a police officer. Her court date is Jan. 10.