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Illinois has arrested Anna Kochakian, who she accused of defacing a memorial for Chicago Police Officer Ella French – who died in a shootout with suspects last year.
Kochakian allegedly tore down a photo of French placed at the memorial just days after her murder, crumpled it up and threw it in a trash can on a Chicago “L” platform, state police said Wednesday.
She is 26 years old.
Anna Kochakian Arrested in Ella French Murder
It wasn’t until this week that police obtained a warrant for her arrest on a felony charge of defacement of a police memorial. They arrested her at her home around 10 a.m., according to authorities.
“The offender was arrested using the handcuffs of Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., her partner,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown tweeted. “This was a moment of justice for Ella, her family, the Chicago Police Department and all those who knew and loved Ella.”
Yanez, 40, survived two gunshot wounds to the head during the shootout that claimed the French’s life. His injuries may leave him permanently disabled.
Officer French’s legacy will not be tarnished by the detestable acts committed by this offender. Despite the actions committed by this individual, her legacy and all she stood for continues to live on. We will #NeverForget what she did to protect Chicago. https://t.co/dycUFZq7gp
— Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) February 9, 2022
Two brothers, Monty and Eric Morgan have been charged with the violence.
Monty Morgan allegedly fired officers during a traffic stop on Aug. 7, 2021, fatally striking French, 29, and wounding Yanez. Eric Morgan was driving the car.
A third officer returned fire and struck Monty Morgan in the stomach. He was charged with the first-degree murder of a peace officer and attempted murder. His brother faces firearms and obstruction charges.
Kochakian is due back in court Thursday for a bond hearing. She is charged with defacing a police memorial, a Class 4 felony.