Militarized Police Training in DeKalb, IL

This was submitted on 02-03-15 by Ryan Scott, founder of DeKalb County Cop Watch

Date of incident: 02-03-15
Department: DeKalb Police Department 700 W Lincoln Hwy DeKalb,IL 60115 (815)748-8400
Chief of Police: Gene Lowrey

“If you’re wondering how your tax payer dollars are being spent in DeKalb Illinois, wonder no further. Up to twenty-five officers were training in condemned houses today on Pearl street. Most of the officers were in tactical gear carrying battering rams, blast shields etc. What was once the sleepy town of DeKalb is no longer sleepy. In this video, you can clearly hear an officer caution me to move away from the training location because they were using live flash-bangs. The training was being conducted in a residential area, with occupied houses residing directly next door to the “training” houses. This is the police state.”

 

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