Police tasered and dragged a 41-year-old man into a squad car after he reportedly refused to exit the train at the Forest Park CTA Blue Line terminus at 711 Desplaines Ave. on Jan. 26 at 2:36 p.m. Aqtron Plowden, of Chicago, allegedly lunged at and swore at two uniformed CTA personnel. When Forest Park police arrived, he slouched and then lay down on the train seat, clutching two bags. When asked to get up and exit the train, Plowden allegedly replied, “I’ll get up when I feel like it,” and closed his eyes. After informing Plowden that he was under arrest, the officer unholstered his taser X27 and took off the cartridge. He then placed the taser on Plowden’s left rib cage, which was covered with several layers of clothing, according to reports. When the officer repeated his request, Plowden refused to budge. The officer tasered Plowden who then stood up, but still remained uncooperative. Officers handcuffed and carried and dragged Plowden, who had gone limp, into a squad car. Plowden allegedly tried twice to bite one officer while being loaded into the car. He was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, criminal trespass to state supported land and resisting an officer.
These items were obtained from the records of the Forest Park Police Department, Jan.23-29 2012, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anyone named in the report has only been charged with a crime.
– Compiled by Jean Lotus