updated 5/27/2007 3:02:12 PM ET 2007-05-27T19:02:12

A police officer has been arrested in the off-duty beating of a 15-year-old high school student, the Chicago Police Department said Sunday.

The officer, who was assigned to the department’s mass transit unit, was arrested on Saturday, four days after the Juarez High School student suffered a broken jaw and other injuries in the attack, according to a police statement. The officer’s name was not released.

He faces charges of aggravated battery. A court appearance was scheduled for Sunday.

The officer’s son had been involved in a “verbal altercation” with the teen, according to police.

It is the latest in a series of alleged beatings by off-duty Chicago police officers.

Earlier this month, officer Anthony Abbate pleaded not guilty to charges he beat a female bartender and then threatened to arrest bar employees and customers in a failed attempt to suppress a video of the attack.

Three other officers were charged in an another alleged fight with four businessmen at a city bar that authorities say was caught on videotape.

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