Police investigate incident in which officers used pepper spray
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Deputy Chief Troy Daniels said police are investigating an incident early Sunday in which officers used pepper spray outside a Champaign nightclub.
According to a police report, officers were called to Bradley's, 1906 W. Bradley Ave., C, at 1:35 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a fight.
When police arrived, they found what the report described as "a large fight" in progress outside the bar, and pepper spray was used.
Police arrested Xavier J. Gladney, 26, who listed an address in the 200 block of Foxwell Court, Champaign, for aggravated battery, and Lamar M. Johnson, 30, who listed an address in the 200 block of Foxwell Court, Champaign, for resisting and obstructing an officer.
A 31-year-old Champaign woman also reported being battered by a man during the incident.
Daniels said police have begun an investigation of the incident.
"Every use of force report is reviewed by police command, including when pepper spray is used," Daniels said on Monday night. "We are aware of the fight that occurred at Bradley's, and the lieutenant in charge of the district will be looking into it."