Counter-protester charged with battery for confrontation at Rockford City Market

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A counter-protester was arrested on battery charges after a confrontation two weekends ago at an anti-police demonstration at Rockford City Market.

According to Rockford Police, 40-year-old Brent Taylor faces charges related to an incident on Friday, August 7th, in which he allegedly struck an anti-police protester.

According to police, an officer was contacted by the victim who said they had been battered by Taylor. The victim told officers that another protester had video of the incident, but that individual declined to show the footage to police.

Video of the incident was later shared on social media, resulting in charges issued against Taylor, who was arrested on Monday. He has since bonded out of the Winnebago County Jail.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the victim declined to give the video to police. We apologize for the error.


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