The officer who appears at :45 and 2:14 of this video has placed black tape over his badge. A Chicago police spokesperson says the tape is to honor a fallen fellow police officer. However, the same spokesperson says the officer is required to give his badge number when asked. The officer does have a name plate on the other side of his chest that identifies him as “Jalakas 023 District Town Hall”.
Coincidentally, it appears the same officer was quicker than others to raise his baton in a threatening manner.
Video by Tracey Pollock and Katherine Quinn