My question involves criminal law for the state of: Illinois
I was recently at church when a man grabbed me and took a swing at me. He almost connected with my face but i stepped back so he only grazed it. I called the cops and all they did was give him a disorderly conduct ticket. They also did not tell him to leave the premises. I asked them why they did not arrest him or take further action, they said they did not have enough proof that he actually hit me. There were many eye witnesses to the event. But I decided not to argue with the officers further.
After looking at the video from the church, you can clearly see the man swinging at me. I was wondering if there was any way I can get these charges moved up to assault. I do not think I am a plaintiff in the case but the state is. I am going to continue to go to church and if this man does not get some sort of a punishment (in my eyes, a $75 ticket is not punishment for shoving someone and trying to punch them), i feel as though he may try the same thing again.
any help would be appreciated.