Harper College Police Officer Injured by Student During Disturbance

Harper Student Jay Dixon Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Battery After Injuring Harper College Police Officer

Palatine Fire Department and Palatine Police responded to Harper College about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday after a Harper College police officer suffered a serious head injury outside a campus building on the south side of campus. Palatine and Harper police had one person in custody near the south football field by about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The Harper police officer was breaking up a disturbance that involved a noisy crowd that gathered around a female who was dancing provocatively. A male student in his low 20’s shoved the male police officer to the ground after he was asked by the Harper police officer to show him identification. The crowd remained noisy as Palatine Fire Department paramedics treated the police officer and Palatine police officers worked to find a suspect and gather witnesses.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office is investigating the incident, but no charges have been filed as of Thursday afternoon.