Category: Policing

Maywood Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Sold Drugs Near School

Saturday, April 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Drugs and cashed seized by law enforcement officials on April 20 in Maywood. | Courtesy Maywood Police Department 

Maywood police have arrested a man who was caught allegedly selling drugs near a school in the village.

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Former Maywood Commander Tapped To Lead Chicago Police Oversight Body

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Sydney Roberts, a former Maywood police commander and director of the Illinois Secretary of State Police, has been selected to lead COPA. | Sydney Roberts/LinkedIn

A former commander with the Maywood Police Department has been selected to lead the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the city’s new police oversight agency.

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Maywood Settles $60K For Excessive Force Lawsuit

Thursday, March 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a regular meeting on March 6, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to authorize a $60,000 settlement in relation to a lawsuit filed in 2015 alleging unlawful seizure and excessive force by Maywood police officers.

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Red Light Camera Citations Up 70 Percent In Maywood

Sunday, February 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Red light camera citations in Maywood increased around 70 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data released by the Maywood Police Department last month.

Last year, police issued more citations than at any point since at least 2013, data shows, even though the village decreased the number of cameras from nine to five two years ago.

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Broadview Honors Hero Who Saved Woman’s Life, Swears In Police Lt., Sgt.

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris Psenicka, a Broadview Fire Explorer, was honored for saving a woman’s life during a Jan. 16 board meeting. | Photo submitted 

Chris Psenicka was driving home from school two months ago one when he saw a woman lying helpless on the sidewalk.

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DCFS Investigating Broadview Toddler’s Christmas Eve Death

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

According to multiple media reports, officials with the Department of Children and Family Services are investigating claims that a 1-year-old Broadview boy who died on Christmas Eve was neglected.

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Sun-Times: ‘Melrose Park Brass Faced With Disciplining Relatives’

Saturday, December 30, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Sam J. Pitassi, a Melrose Park police investigator and the son of Melrose Park Police Director Sam C. Pitassi.| Melrose Park Police Department

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Dec. 23 that Melrose Park Police Director Sam C. Pitassi and Deputy Police Chief Michael Castellan are faced with disciplining people in the police department who are related to them.

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