Chicago Cop Refuses To Give Badge Number During NATO Protests By Tracey Pollock | May 21, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Illinois Subscribe to Illinois Click image to view the video Click image to view the videoOne of the few ways citizens can hold police accountable for their actions is to positively identify them by their badge number. During this weekend’s anti-NATO protests in Chicago at least one officer refused to give his badge number when asked. 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 Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.