After watching a driver allegedly make an improper turn from the right lane of 103rd Street to the center lane of Cicero, an Oak Lawn police officer stopped the car and eventually arrested two of its occupants.
The driver of the car handed the officer an Illinois Identification Card with the name James O Murdock Jr. on it. The officer told the driver that the photo on the card was not his own photo but the driver insisted he was James O. Murdock Jr.
The front seat passenger provided an ID for Brian Hill and the photo appeared to match the man handing it to the police. Hill had an outstanding warrant for a failure to appear in Cook County Court on a charge of possession of meth. Hill was placed into custody and handcuffed.
The third passenger provided his identification. The men consented to a search and to a search of the car, which failed to produce any weapon or anything illegal. The police discovered that the third man was allegedly documented as a member of the Gangster Disciples gang but he did not have any warrants and was released.
Hill had an outstanding warrant for a failure to appear in Cook County Court on a charge of possession of meth. Hill was placed into custody and handcuffed.
The driver’s real identity was discovered as Reginald Doss. Doss was handcuffed after the police learned there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for alleged failure to appear in court in DuPage County for driving while his license was revoked based on a DUI charge.
The police officer claimed that Doss turned his body away as the officer attempted to pat him down for weapons. When the officer told him to quit turning away, Doss allegedly said, “you don’t know who you’re f…… with”. The officer alleged that Doss yanked his arm away from the officer and “squared up with me in a fighting stance”. The officer claims that Doss then said, “I’ll shoot your a..”.
The officer placed Doss into the squad car and transported him to the police lockup. Doss was charged with driving without a driver’s license, driving with a revoked license, obstructing identification, and resisting a police officer. Doss had a minor cut on his elbow that he claimed occurred while being handcuffed. He refused medical treatment and allegedly was argumentative with Oak Lawn Fire Department personnel who were called to treat him at the lockup.
Doss is a 55 year old black male with a Chicago address. Hill is a 48 year old black male with a Chicago address.