Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Exchange Club Gives Away 100 Teddy Bears

The Exchange Club of Champaign, Illinois is helping in a nationwide fight against child abuse by distributing Exchange’s Time Out Teddy bears to children who have been abused, neglected or traumatized. The Club is providing over 100 bears to the Champaign Police Department for placement in patrol cars to help the officers better communicate with…
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Police Find Similarities in Aggravated Battery and Mob Action Cases

Detectives with the Champaign Police Department have noticed a pattern in the reported aggravated battery and mob action cases that have occurred over the past few weeks. The Investigations Unit and Patrol Division have evaluated the reports and recognized that the majority of victims in these cases are primarily college students found walking alone on…
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City of Champaign to Reach Settlement with the Estate of Kiwane Carrington

Joint Statement of the Parties At the September 21, 2010 Champaign City Council Meeting, the Council will consider approval of a settlement with the Estate of Kiwane D. Carrington resulting from a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed in November 2009. The lawsuit stems from the accidental shooting death of 15-year old Kiwane Carrington by…
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Champaign Police Respond to a “Man Down” Call (301 W. Marketview Drive)

Yesterday at 3:50 pm, Champaign Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Marketview Drive after a passerby reported seeing a body floating in a retention pond nearby. When officers responded to assist the Champaign Fire Department on a “man down” call, they discovered a deceased male lying facedown in the water and…
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Champaign Police Remain Proactive In Addressing Crime

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Be Aware” The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the recent Aggravated Batteries and Assaults that have occurred on campus and sporadically throughout the City of Champaign over the past several months. “The Police Department has taken a proactive approach to suppress the violent crimes in the…
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Public Safety Alert

The Champaign Police Department has received numerous e-mails and inquiries regarding suspicious vehicles approaching school-aged children after school in the area of southwest Champaign. To date, the following incidents have been reported to the Champaign Police Department: On Thursday, August 26, 2010 at approximately 2:15 p.m., two 5th grade students from Kenwood Elementary School were…
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City Releases Draft Community-Police Forum Plan for Review

The draft Community-Police Forum Plan, “A Community’s Pathway to Building Stronger Police-Community Relations and Opportunities for Youth…. A Call to Action: Neighborhood by Neighborhood”, is now being shared with participants for their review and comments at http://ci.champaign.il.us/cfreport. The Community-Police Forum was held on March 15, 2010 at the Hawthorne Suites, Champaign and attended by a…
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