Illinois Woman Charged With Throwing Fallen Officer Memorial Into Trash

A Chicago woman is accused of throwing a memorial honoring fallen CPD Officer Ella French into the trash. State police say a trooper on patrol at the James R. Thompson Center last August was alerted that a police memorial honoring French had been vandalized. The memorial was torn down, crumpled, and discarded in a trash can. Following an investigation, officers arrested Anna Kochakian at her home yesterday and charged her with Criminal Damage to Property.