Wheaton Police Respond to Viral Video, Charge Man identified as “Retired FBI” with Assault


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WHEATON, IL – An individual has been charged with Assault and Disorderly Conduct following a viral video incident earlier this week.

According to the Wheaton Police Department, officers responded to public concerns over a video circulating on social media, raising questions about an alleged assault.  It happened August 1, at around 2:00 PM, at an undisclosed address on Gladstone Drive in response to a 911 call involving two parties. One individual provided a cell phone video, allegedly showing a man identifying himself as a “retired FBI” agent, demanding to see the victim’s “green card,” and grabbing the victim’s cellphone.

According to police the victim later returned to the police department wishing to push charges on the man. Following a further investigation involving additional witnesses and video evidence, the man, yet to be identified, was charged with Assault and Disorderly Conduct.

After an investigation, DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office determined felonious charges of False Personation of an Employee of the Federal Government and Hate Crime would not be appropriate.

“The police department sympathized with the victim, denouncing hate speech and racism,” Wheaton Police said in a statement Saturday afternoon.

No further details surrounding the case have been announced.


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