Police say Joseph L. V. Williams opened fire with a 9mm Glock pistol modified to work as a machine gun. The bodycam footage was released Thursday.
The Decatur Police Department has released bodycam footage of an officer identified as six-year department veteran Stephanie Vail being shot during a foot pursuit.
Members of Decatur's law enforcement still haven't shaved their beards
With interim removed from title his title, Shane Brandel ready to tackle demands that come with being full-time chief of the Decatur Police Department.
Shane Brandel has been appointed Decatur police chief after serving in the role on an interim basis for four months. READ MORE HERE.
Teri Ducy is ready to take it easy after retiring from Decatur's Dove, Inc.
Decatur mayor confident city council will help cops fight rising tide of gun violence.
Guns are fitted with illegal devices that make them fully automatic.
The Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education held a youth summit on Friday to bring students and law enforcement together for discussions on preventing violence and creating relationships.
Shots-fired incidents in 2020 jumped 100% over the total for 2019 and city statistics up to June of this year show they are up more than 30% over the same period in 2020.
The ordinance offers a roadmap for the spending of about $16.9 million in stimulus funds available to the city this year from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
The Decatur Police Department topped a list of law enforcement agencies making the most arrests for people driving under the influence in 2020.
"These types of rumors are dangerous and can shatter lives and reputations, and potentially jeopardize the investigation," Deputy Chief Shane Brandel said.
William Toussaint is accused by police of shooting and wounding an 8-year-old girl.
“Yes, we’re predicting this year to be worse than last year,” said the city’s deputy fire chief, Dan Kline.
"What is happening in today’s times, where criminal behavior is tolerated and police officers are demonized is disgusting," Brandel wrote. "We need our community, our 'silent majority,' to make their voices heard."
A 39-year-old man was arrested late Friday after police said he fired a handgun at a squad car, prompting a pursuit during which a Decatur officer fired a gun at the suspect. Neither the suspect nor officers were hurt.
Police and prosecutors in Macon County are hoping something will happen to arrest the progress of a criminal justice bill in Springfield they claim will make cops fearful of doing their jobs and make it too easy for criminals to get back on the street.
On the lawn of the Decatur Police Department, over 100 people dressed in red, white and blue gathered on Thursday to say thank you.