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You might think Gabriella Calhoun would be on the front lines leading protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Dan Donath and Connie his wife pinning his new badge
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Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath says he hopes the pain and anger over George Floyd's killing are soon followed by open mindedness about making "real, distinct and well thought out changes to how we as a society operate" — including his own department.

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Police chiefs for Normal, Bloomington and Illinois State University say they have not recorded any incidents of black residents being harassed for wearing masks in public.

McLean County Law and Justice Center
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The wheels of justice are turning at a slower pace in McLean County as police, judges and attorneys navigate the legal system during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Starting Monday individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis can seek help at the McLean County Triage Center in downtown Bloomington.

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Six months into his new role as Bloomington police chief, Dan Donath said his department has made progress in some key areas, including recruiting more minority and female officer candidates, and changing and modernizing the department's culture.

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New Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath said he's making diversity on the police force a priority.

Renner, Joni, and Jenn
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Despite some members voicing concerns it might slow the process, the Bloomington City Council on Monday approved a request to establish a task force in preparation for next year’s legalization of recreational marijuana use.

Dan Donath and Connie his wife pinning his new badge
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Dan Donath, a 25-year veteran of the Bloomington Police Department, was named the city's next police chief during an announcement Wednesday at City Hall.

"He was the obvious choice," City Manager Tim Gleason said.

Donath, 50, joined BPD in 1994 and most recently served as assistant chief. He was co-interim chief during the search process for a new chief. Former Chief Clay Wheeler retired in June.

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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference at city hall where he plans to announce his pick to become the city's next police chief.

Bloomington Police Department entrance
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A search committee has named two finalists for Bloomington’s police chief position.

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.