After a year that saw nationwide protests condemning police brutality, the Peoria Advisory Committee on Police-Community Relations is hoping to use 2021 to continue building trust in local law enforcement.
Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III announced earlier this week that he will retire on Jan. 22, capping a 26-year career with the Peoria Police Department and nearly three years as its leader. Marion recently reflected on his tenure with WCBU reporter Joe Deacon.
A coalition of Peoria community groups requesting the disciplinary records of several police officers involved in fatal incidents, say they're not satisfied with the statement released Wednesday night by Chief Loren Marion III and the police union.
Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III fielded several questions about usage of force Tuesday before the Peoria City Council unanimously passed a resolution condemning the policing actions leading to George Floyd's death.
A peaceful protest drew around 100 participants to the Peoria Police headquarters yesterday to bring attention to policing incidents in recent years that resulted in the death of black residents of Peoria.
Eleven arson fires. 23 ShotSpotter alerts. 87 rounds fired. Nearly 50 business burglaries. Two people shot. And a Peoria Police Officer seriously injured in a traffic accident. That's Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III's tally of the chaos which took place in the overnight hours.