Man body slammed by Chicago police officer faces new charges

CHICAGO -- A Chicago man who was body-slammed by a police officer during an arrest in November is now facing new charges.

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Judge Erica Reddick on Monday ordered Bernard Kersh held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The 29-year-old Kersh is accused of striking a grocery manager who tried to stop him from stealing tequila and a bouquet of flowers on Jan. 23.

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Kersh was released in December on $5,000 after being charged with aggravated battery for spitting at and threatening a police officer after being suspected of public drinking. A video posted on social media shows Kersh being slammed by an officer onto the pavement.
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