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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a police chase that left a veteran suburban Chicago officer dead, police said Sunday.
But Jordan Miczek of Glendale Heights won't be charged directly in Frank Russo's death, said Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl.
"It's a terrible tragedy and there's nothing else we can do," Nebl said. "We had a very full and through investigation...and based on everything that was learned, the state's attorney's office advised us of the appropriate charges."
Miczek is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a police office and one misdemeanor count of battery. Those charges are related to the other officers involved in the chase and in Miczek's arrest.
It was not immediately clear whether Miczek has an attorney.
Russo and another officer were called to a disturbance at a nightclub late Saturday when Miczek and another suspect allegedly fled. Russo reportedly collapsed while the suspects were being apprehended. A second man was arrested but released without being charged.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office said an autopsy shows Russo died of natural causes.
He had worked for the Schaumburg police department for 19 years and is the first officer in the department's history to die in the line of duty.
"The atmosphere is real quiet around here," said Sgt. Gary Ciccola, who had worked with Russo for 19 years. "Everybody's still in shock."

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