Joliet inspector general calls for misconduct charges against ex-police chief, deputy chief

Report centers on 2020 Dickinson accusation against Mayor O’Dekirk

Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner speaks to the Joliet City Council on Tuesday after being sworn in as Joliet's new police chief during a ceremony at Joliet City Hall in Joliet. Roechner replaced Brian Benton who left in August.
Don “Duck” Dickinson, right, arrives to the Will County Courthouse with his lawyer Frank Andreano. The former Joliet councilman is charge with false accusation against the Joliet Mayor. Monday, April 11, 2022, in Joliet.
Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk (left) and Councilman Pat Mudron, adversaries in disputes going back to  May 2019 over the city manager job, seen at a City Council meeting.