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Crowd at PSCRB meeting in Bloomington
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Bloomington’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board provided the stage Wednesday for public input on the city’s next police chief.

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McLean County Sheriff's Department

Bloomington Police are asking for the public's help finding an 18-year-old murder suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

PSCRB members at a table
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The public will get its first chance to help select Bloomington's new police chief at a Public Safety and Community Relations Board meeting Wednesday night.

James Snow mugshot
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Bloomington Police say they have captured the man who had escaped from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Juan Lorenzo and Josue Rodriguez-Soto
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police say they have arrested two Bloomington men on sex abuse charges stemming from separate cases involving children.

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Bloomington Police say the 6-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon remains in critical condition at a Peoria hospital.

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A child riding a moped was struck by a vehicle on East Empire Street near the Illinois Wesleyan University campus on Thursday afternoon, according to Bloomington Police. 

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Bloomington Police are investigating the third armed robbery in the city in the last three weeks and police don't know if there's a connection.

McLean County State's Attorney Don Knapp
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About 60 law enforcement leaders from across the region gathered Monday at Heartland Community College to share data and intelligence.

Bloomington Police are asking the public’s help in identifying two men caught on camera Thursday morning robbing a local business.

Security tapes show the suspects entered an employee-only area at a business on the 2300 block of East Oakland Avenue. The men threatened a worker at knifepoint and demanded money and the employee’s cell phone.

Video footage identifies the robbers as two black men in their mid-20s to early 30s dressed in all black with reflective construction vests.

Clay Wheeler
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Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said Friday he plans to retire in June after just a year on the job, citing his wife's cancer diagnosis and a desire to "go enjoy life."

Neighbors app
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Bloomington Police have joined a new online community that it hopes will help the public help them fight crime.

Art Taylor speaks
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Over a year after its creation, Bloomington's Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) received and reviewed its first complaint.

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Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said major crimes dropped 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, even as the city saw a sharp increase in homicides.

Derrell Hibbler, Lardarius Caroll and Tiquan Hamer.
Bloomington Police Department

Police have arrested three Bloomington men in connection with a shots fired incident on Tuesday which led to the temporary lockdown of a nearby grade school.

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Bloomington Police say one person has been taken into custody following a report of a possible armed subject east of downtown on Tuesday afternoon.

Clay Wheeler
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Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler says his office hasn't had any contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the six months since his office enacted a policy that specifies his officers won't aid in immigration matters. 

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Members of Bloomington's Public Safety and Community Relations Board are reviewing the details of the first complaint it has received against a city police officer since the panel was formed a year ago.

Bloomington Police said Friday there could be a link between Thursday night's armed robbery at a Walgreens and several recent heists in the Twin Cities.

PSCRB members at a table
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Despite having reviewed no complaints, Bloomington’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) will remain intact for a second year.

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Bloomington has joined the growing number of U.S. communities using police body cameras.

Bloomington Police made an arrest Tuesday following a July drug-induced homicide.

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Bloomington Police have arrested four men who, investigators say, were involved in one of the most active drug rings in the city.

Police in Bloomington say they are investigating a shooting Tuesday night in the 300 block of North Oak.

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Bloomington Police are investigating separate incidents of gunfire in the last two nights, but investigators say they have no evidence of a connection between them.

Clay Wheeler and Dan Donath
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler has promoted a sergeant to his old job overseeing the Office of Professional Standards.

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A five-hour police standoff in Bloomington ended Sunday with a 3-year-old boy being safely retrieved from a barricaded home and a man being taken into custody.

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Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police are looking for the public's help finding the man who tried to rob a hotel at gunpoint.

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Bloomington Police are reminding drivers to lock their cars following a rash of vehicle thefts.

Bloomington Police have arrested a Wisconsin man in connection with a shooting in Green Bay.

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