Investigator examining allegations against Bartlett police officers

  • The Bartlett Police Department has retained a third-party investigator to look into recent allegations of misconduct by some officers during a group training session in August 2014.

    The Bartlett Police Department has retained a third-party investigator to look into recent allegations of misconduct by some officers during a group training session in August 2014. Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 4/11/2019 5:32 PM

Bartlett police have retained the services of a third-party investigator to look into allegations of misconduct by some officers during a group training session in August 2014, Chief Patrick Ullrich said Thursday.

"If there are findings that officers violated any rule or policy of the Bartlett Police Department, they will be held accountable for their actions," Ullrich said.

 

A member of the department came forward with the allegations in late January, he said. The third-party investigator was immediately enlisted to gather facts and interview people with knowledge of the incident, he said.

"I am hesitant to characterize the allegations any further because the investigation is ongoing," Ullrich added.

Though he wasn't certain how much longer the investigation will take, Ullrich said he believes it is nearing its conclusion and he's committed to sharing more information when it's complete.

The identity of the outside investigator was not released by Ullrich, and Illinois State Police officials said they had no knowledge of any misconduct allegations in the Bartlett Police Department and were not investigating.

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