Peoria Police Department http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria Police Chief: legal process worked http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-chief-legal-process-worked <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-52d32586-9a8f-e7fd-f6bf-b36a671a4b1f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria Police Chief and Peoria County State’s Attorney say the process that unfolded around the Twitter parody debacle went just as the law prescribes. </span></span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:31:28 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22388 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police Chief: legal process worked Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-faces-court-public-opinion-first-amendment <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The City of Peoria continues to feel the effects of a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">First Amendment backlash. That’s a week after the raid of a Peoria home where a parody twitter account about the mayor originated. &nbsp;But is it a matter of free speech? Or is it a matter of false representation of the Peoria Mayor with intent to injure? </span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment PPD Officer McCavitt arrested http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ppd-officer-mccavitt-arrested <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: justify;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-eb8c5739-0bbb-b3ba-ee7d-d65c2609d3b6"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Peoria Police Officer John McCavitt was arrested about 7:30 Friday night by officers for Unlawful VideoTaping, a felony charge. McCavitt was found NOT guilty of sexual assault charges March 19, 2014. &nbsp;</span></span></p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:54:43 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20977 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PPD Officer McCavitt arrested Nice weather sees shooting in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/nice-weather-sees-shooting-peoria <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5b5ff0e2-c2f1-17fb-afb0-9e7bca4bd54e"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The first nice weather Friday since winter came with an afternoon shooting in Peoria. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:41:09 +0000 Tanya Koonce 20268 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Nice weather sees shooting in Peoria PPD officers in District 150 High Schools http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ppd-officers-district-150-high-schools <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'times new roman', 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.14in;">Peoria Public Schools District 150 and the City of Peoria have a temporary agreement to put Peoria Police Officers in each of the district’s three high schools as well as the Woodruff Career Center.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:35:33 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17300 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PPD officers in District 150 High Schools Abducted Peoria woman dead in a murder suicide effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/abducted-peoria-woman-dead-murder-suicide-effort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 28-year-old woman who was allegedly abducted from work by her estranged husband in </span>Pekin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Monday was found dead yesterday in her car parked in the </span>OSF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> St Francis deck. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya </span>Koonce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports her husband shot himself after about nine hours with Peoria Police.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:28:19 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina 14391 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Abducted Peoria woman dead in a murder suicide effort Peoria Police says two robberies linked http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-says-two-robberies-linked <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The Peoria Police Department is investigating two high-end home invasions with a team of detectives assigned exclusively to the break-ins.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:11:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13498 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police says two robberies linked Solving violent crime in Peoria or at least policing it http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/solving-violent-crime-peoria-or-least-policing-it <div>The recent uptick in gun violence in Peoria has the attention of the City Council. It was a topic of conversation under new business during Tuesday night’s meeting.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:17:35 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12432 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Solving violent crime in Peoria or at least policing it A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-peoria-city-staffer-get-seat-council <p>Peoria Attorney Beth Jensen is the City Council's consensus pick to the fill the remainder of Gary Sandberg's at-large seat. The long-time councilman died last month.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:26:27 +0000 Tanya Koonce 11054 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A former Peoria City staffer get seat on Council Peoria considers Shotspotter contract http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-considers-shotspotter-contract <div>The Peoria area where the most gunshots are fired may soon get some special law enforcement technology. The Peoria City Council votes on the $405,000, 3-year contract during tonight’s meeting.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 01:33:26 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10994 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria considers Shotspotter contract