Prosecutors usually protect the innocent inside the courtroom, but an unnamed lawyer with the Cook County District Attorney’s office took it to the streets earlier this month when he stopped two assailants from attacking a gay couple.
Sadly, in trying to prevent the assault, he brought the wrath of the bashers down on himself, getting stabbed and beaten by 21-year old Edgar Diaz and an accomplice.
Now Chicago police have arrested Diaz and charged him with one count of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery.
Diaz and the other man allegedly attacked the prosecutor after he yelled at them in an attempt to prevent a physical attack, officials said.They slashed or stabbed the prosecutor multiple times, including cutting his face, right side and arms, state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.
Police said the victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with “non-life-threatening injuries.”
Illinois current has hate-crime laws on the books: Do you think this attack should qualify?