Video shows retired Chicago judge swinging at protester after Columbus statue defaced

A retired Cook County judge took a swing at a protester Saturday during a confrontation steps from a statue of Christopher Columbus in Little Italy that hours earlier had been defaced with paint.

Robert Bertucci, who oversaw both criminal and civil cases during his career, is seen in a video talking with a young male protester at Arrigo Park, 801 S. Loomis, when the encounter became heated. Bertucci, identified by multiple sources who viewed the video, then took a swing, but didn’t land a punch.

Chicago police officers witnessed the entire encounter and immediately restrained Bertucci, but ultimately let him go, the video shows. Source

Also Watch: Former Judge Dragged Out of Courtroom After Being Sentenced to Jail