BELVIDERE (WREX) — Some officers sworn to protect and serve the people of Belvidere are accused of abusing their badge.
Over the last 7 months, nearly half-a-dozen people came forward to 13 Investigates with allegations of excessive force and police misconduct.
Throughout our investigation, we uncovered even more allegations, along with multiple lawsuits and settlements involving Belvidere Police that amounted to tens of thousands of dollars.
The Belvidere Police Department would not go on camera to address our investigation, but the city's attorney did send a written response about the allegations.
We'll have that response as well as an in-depth look into the accusations against certain police Wednesday on 13 News at 10.