DEKALB, Ill. (WTVO) — DeKalb Police Department made 8 arrests Sunday evening. Officials say there were no issues with the peaceful demonstration against police brutality. However, when the walk to Annie Glidden Road and Hillcrest Drive was over, group of people gathered in the same area.
Police say that multiple individuals began breaking into businesses and stealing items. Eventually, more officers responded and secured the area. Additional burglaries were also attempted in other parts of the city.
- Mickeya Stewart- Burglary
- Breanna Bogacki- Resisting arrest
- Thomas Mitchell — Arson
- Denzel Harrison — Arson
- Vernon Edwards — Burglary ( 2 counts)
- Donnell Miller — Burglary
- Marcus Hall — Burglary, Resisting arrest
- Kanhesa Kizer — Burglary
State’s Attorney Rick Amato’s office is working the DeKalb Police Department to ensure that the
offenders are held responsible for their actions. Amato added that “Our office along with our law
enforcement agencies respect and embrace the rights of our community to protest. We ask that our
community gather in peace. Violence by anyone cannot be tolerated.”
Investigators are still reviewing surveillance video and have identified additional suspects.
Law enforcement also released the following statement:
We, as law enforcement leaders in DeKalb County are saddened by the events unfolding across our country. We believe every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and that all law enforcement officers have a duty to protect human rights. We do not condone police brutality. Every person has the right to be treated fairly by police officers. We also respect the right to demonstrate and have stood with those exercising their rights which we all took an oath to uphold. Along with these beliefs, we recognize the anger and frustration that many are feeling at this time. Peaceful protests are powerful tools to make voices heard, not the destruction of our businesses and neighborhoods. Violence and damage in our community affects everyone and greatly impacts those who have worked hard to establish their businesses and those that support families. We commend those who have raised their voice. We ask as they continue to do so that they do it peacefully to serve as a model for our entire country. Our agencies will continue to work together with our community to foster trust and respect between the citizens and those who serve them.“Sheriff Roger Scott, State’s Attorney Rick Amato, DeKalb Interim Chief John Petragallo, Sycamore Chief Jim Winters, NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
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