Bond was set at $50,000 for Illinois man who allegedly called woman "black b..."
Updated: Jun 23, 2020
A River Forest man has been charged with a hate crime after an incident captured on video in a Jewel-Osco parking lot on Wednesday, police said.
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office (Kim Foxx - Jussie Smollett) has charged Palley with one count of committing a hate crime and one count of aggravated battery.
Police said Palley committed battery against an African American woman after a verbal exchange that the victim and witnesses said was racially motivated.
While the hate crime was not caught on camera, woman FOLLOWS HIM INTO THE PARKING LOT...
"I am sorry that this happened in such a painful week in such a painful year, in a world that has caused far too much pain to African Americans for far too long," Palley said in a statement to ABC7 over email. "I know that these words of apology are only a start. I'm determined to do all I can to make this situation right, and to work for healing in a world that so desperately needs healing."
The woman involved in the altercation hasn't responded to ABC7's requests for comment.
In a Twitter video, a woman said she was at a Starbucks in the grocery store when a man called her a "black b---" and said "this is why everyone is dying"