Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady

Chris McCall for Peoria County State's Attorney / Facebook

Peoria attorney Chris McCall is officially throwing his hat in the ring for the Peoria County State's Attorney's office. 

Dana Vollmer / WCBU

The Peoria County Board Tuesday unanimously approved the appointment of Judge Jodi Hoos to the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s seat at a special meeting Tuesday.

Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady Dies

Jun 13, 2019
Peoria County

PEORIA -- Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady died Thursday at age 70.

Peoria Officer Cleared in Shooting of Luis Cruz

Nov 16, 2018
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria Police Officer who killed Luis Cruz in July has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Peoria County State’s Attorney Jerry Brady says the officer acted with justifiable and necessary force when he shot 19-year-old Luis Cruz.


Brady delivered findings from the State Police investigation Thursday saying the officer was acting to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another.


Peoria Public Radio

Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady has ruled that a Peoria police officer acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop.
Brady said Thursday he made that decision even though he had doubts about why police chased the car in which Luis Cruz was a passenger. Cruz was wanted in connection with previous shooting and domestic battery incidents and that officers followed him for hours before the July 19 confrontation.

Peoria Officers Named in Sept 20th Shooting

Oct 31, 2017

  The Peoria Police Department released the names of the officers involved in the September 20th standoff and shooting of Eddie Russell Jr.

The Peoria County State’s Attorney is requesting a judge reconsider his decision to appoint a special prosecutor to a 46-year-old murder murder case.

State’s Attorney Jerry Brady filed a motion Tues. defending his reason for calling his friend and colleague, Ron Hamm, who was the prosecutor in the trial that led to the lifelong prison sentence of Cleve Heidelberg.

Brady says in the filing he called prosecutor Ron Hamm on Apr. 22 with the intent of releasing Hamm’s number to the news media.

Attorneys representing Cleve Heidelberg, who’s in prison for the 1970 murder of a Peoria County Sheriff’s deputy, filed an amended petition for a special prosecutor.

The updated filing alleges the Peoria County State’s Attorney has a conflict of interest that undermines his ability to make a fair decision.  

The family of Derrick Booth Jr. is encouraging others to come forward if they have any knowledge of recent unsolved murder cases in Peoria. Manual Academy Coach Derrick Booth Sr. and his wife, State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth say witnesses to their son’s death made an arrest and conviction possible.