Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Celebrates Olympic Champion

The Police Benevolent & Protective Association Hosts a Meet and Greet for Olympic Champion Katherine Reutter WHO: Katherine Reutter, Olympic Speed Skater The Champaign Police Benevolent & Protective Association (PBPA) Champaign Police Department Employees WHAT: The Champaign Police Benevolent & Protective Association (PBPA) Unit #7 is hosting a meet and greet for Katherine Reuter at…
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Champaign Police Department Nominated to Receive The Department of Defense, ESGR Freedom Award

The Champaign Police Department has been nominated to received the highest level of recognition provided an employer for outstanding support of National Guard and Reserve Component employees. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Freedom Award nominees are recommended by employees who are National Guard or Reserve Component members and who feel their employer…
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Official Public Statement from Council Member Will Kyles Regarding Employee Discipline in Vine Street Incident

In response to the release of information concerning the employee discipline for the Vine Street Incident, Council Member Will Kyles made the following statement: “Based on the fact that two out of the three additional reports revealed that there was a policy violation, with that policy violation being a contributing factor in death, I do…
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City Manager Makes Decision Regarding Employee Discipline in Vine Street Incident

City of Champaign City Manager Steve Carter has issued a 30 day suspension without pay to Police Officer Daniel Norbits as a result of his actions in the fatal shooting of Kiwane Carrington on October 9, 2009 (906 W. Vine Street). In considering the matter of employee discipline, City Manager Steve Carter reviewed all available…
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City Releases Responses to Community Forum Focus Questions

More than three hundred area citizens participated in a Community-Police Forum on March 15, 2010 at Hawthorne Suites, Champaign. Students, parents, educators and local law enforcement members answered focus questions designed to identify police-community relations and youth issues, and workable solutions. The responses to the questions were collected by City staff and are now available…
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400 Block of E. Columbia Avenue

Champaign Police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Columbia Avenue for an “unknown problem.” Upon arrival, officers determined that a physical altercation had occurred in public view between two men. While investigating this incident, officers received information to indicate that a deceased woman might be found in one of the homes. Officers…
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