Police: Names of Arrested Cops Remain Unreleased
Safety reasons cited for not identifying officers.
Police officials said Tuesday that releasing the names of the three police officers arrested in Peoria for their part in an alleged strip club fight would be a "huge officer safety concern."
Therefore, the names remain unknown to the public.
Two Bolingbrook officers and a Channahon cop—each of whom belonged to the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad (MANS)—were arrested April 5 after they went to Big Al's strip club and allegedly got into a fight with the bouncer.
MANS' executive board met Tuesday morning, where members were expected to discuss whether to release the officers' names. Officials, however, remain quiet in handing down more information.
"I have no comment," said MANS Director Dan Tapper. "I'm not going to speak on this."
Both the Bolingbrook and Channahon police departments also were tight-lipped.
"The names have not been released," said Bolingbrook Lieutenant Mike Rompa. "Huge officer safety concern here."
Rompa said the two Bolingbrook officers are both still on active duty.
"Were still not releasing names," Channahon Chief Joe Pena said. "The states attorney in Peoria is reviewing the case."