Mother: Cop choked my 6-year-old, prosecutors won’t file charges - FOX 32 News Chicago

Mother: Cop choked my 6-year-old, prosecutors won’t file charges

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Vicki Ross, a Chicago mother, says her son was chocked by a Chicago cop and has shocking photos to prove it.

The boy's mother reached out to Fox 32's Craig Wall after the Anthony Abbate civil trial verdict two days ago, which exposed a "code of silence" within the police department to cover up and protect their own.

But in this case, police appear to have done their job. A source told Fox 32 News that the department recommended that the officer be charged with aggravated battery to a child.

But the Cook County State's Attorney's office declined to file charges.

"If he wasn't a police officer he would have been arrested on the spot, no question about it," Ross says.

Vicki Ross is at her wit's end after what happened to her 6-year-old son. Ross has photos showing injuries to his neck and his shoulder. Ross' frustration is over what's not happening to the man she says is responsible: her ex-fiancée, Chicago Police Officer Tony Baumann.

"He choked me, and left red marks on me here and here," 6-year-old Jackson Ross points on.

A protective order indicates Bauman slammed Jackson on a bed and choked him until his face turned red. So, what caused the 46-year-old cop who's 6'2'' and weighs over 300 pounds to allegedly react that way?

"Jack, who is six and Tony's daughter who is five were playing `doctor,' if you will. And Tony walked in and saw that and basically freaked out," Ross explains.

DCFS is currently investigating. Jackson and his sister, Emma, who witnessed what happened, have given statements to police and prosecutors. Emma won't ever forget it.

"Jackson got hit like five times," Emma Ross recalls. "The last one he got knocked down, then he got thrown on the bed by his neck and said `how long can you breath now?'"

But last week, Ross learned prosecutors were not going to press charges and she was shocked at the reason she was given.

"They weren't gonna file charges against Tony because Jack, who is a scared little 6 year old, gave inconsistent stories and considering what Jack did to his daughter," says Ross. "He can't get away with what he did. He hurt my son, physically, leaving bruising around his neck and around his shoulders and nobody, I don't care what position they're in should get away with doing that."

The state's attorney's office says they can find no record of the case. The Independent Police Review Authority has opened a case file, but is waiting for DCFS to finish its investigation.

Phone calls left for Tony Baumann were not returned.

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