Eddie Negron, of the 5400 block of South Marshfield, was given the sarcastic cheer as he was taken into custody by CPD Area Central Detectives after he left criminal court at 26th and California at about 3:45 p.m. Friday on an unrelated charge, according to the popular Second City Cop blog.
Negron was apprehended and charged with one felony count of robbery in connection with a crime that occurred Friday, Feb. 9 at a retail establishment in the 0-100 block of East Roosevelt Road, according to a statement from CPD.
"Negron was positively identified by an employee of the establishment as the individual who grabbed and pulled the victim's wrist with his hand and left the store without paying for numerous items," the statement continued. "Additionally, Negron left his wallet at the scene."
Bond was set at $20,000, and Negron is due in court on Friday, March 2.
Negron is one of several inmates who reportedly applauded when CCDOC officers escorted convicted felon Shomari Legghette to a criminal court hearing on Feb. 15. Legghette is charged with murdering CPD Commander Paul Bauer earlier this month in the Loop.
Video of inmates applauding Legghette--released to the press by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and seen hundreds of thousands of times on the internet--sparked outrage among law-abiding people across the city and even around the world.
As punishment for applauding, Dart reportedly transferred several inmates to jails outside Cook County, temporarily.
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