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Editorial: DeKalb Police Department must condemn excessive use of force

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 19, 2020

During an arrest in the Lincoln Towers parking lot in August 2019, DeKalb Sgt. Jeffery Weese was caught on video choking Aurora resident Elonte McDowell, 26. On Nov. 11 it was announced that Weese would be resigning from his position in the DeKalb Police...

Police to work on racial sensitivity

By Kierra Frazier | December 1, 2019

DeKALB — Increased training could be coming to the DeKalb and NIU Police Departments this month to teach officers how racial and emotional intelligence can serve the community. Interim Police Chief John Petragallo said there needs to be continuous...

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Video shows DeKalb police officer choking, tasing man

By Kierra Frazier | August 28, 2019

A DeKalb police officer has been temporarily reassigned to his administrative duties after a video posted online showed him choking a man during an arrest on Aug. 24.The DeKalb Police Department is reviewing available video footage and statements regarding...