Police say that Hams had to be pulled off the 50-year-old assistant state’s attorney who was then treated at Mount Sinai Hospital. Hams previously held a professional boxing license. He reportedly had the prosecutor in a headlock.
Hams, 47, works in the legal resources division of the Cook County Public Defender’s office and handles post-conviction appeals and appellate court matters. He has been charged with resisting arrest and aggravated battery in a public place.