DeKalb, Illinois police department news
The ability to text a 911 operator in DeKalb County remains months away, but progress in implementing the system is inching forward, according to local emergency personnel.
A DeKalb man is facing charges after police say he allegedly shot a teenager from Aurora in the leg in the parking lot of an apartment building in the 1100 West Lincoln Highway during an incident last week.
David Byrd, a former colonel and deputy director for the Illinois State Police, was officially sworn in Monday as the DeKalb Police Department’s new top cop.
A 64-year-old DeKalb man died Monday afternoon after an incident involving a train near downtown DeKalb, and the death appears to be a suicide, confirmed the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office.
The DeKalb City Council gave the go-ahead Monday for a $285K settlement agreement with Elonte McDowell, who sued the City in 2019 after he was placed in a chokehold by former Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese, who resigned earlier this year.
A new hoax trend dubbing April 24 “National Rape Day,” where those posting about it have said rape is legal for a day, made its way around social media platform TikTok in the past week. TikTok allegedly claimed the original video promoting the idea never existed, though videos that responded to the idea and warned others to exercise caution on that day have become prevalent on the app.
“Let tonight be a moment of grief,” - Maurice McDavid, of DeKalb
The City of DeKalb has reached a settlement after they were sued by DeKalb man Elonte McDowell, who was involved in a controversial arrest in August of 2019 during which he was arrested by former Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese, who was found in violation of the DeKalb Police Department’s use of force policy for placing McDowell in a chokehold.