Northern Illinois Police Officers Cleared In Shootings

Jul 3, 2019

 

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Two Rockford police officers have been cleared of wrongdoing in deadly force cases.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced at a Tuesday news conference that Rockford City Officer Matthew Krantz was justified in the use of deadly force during a December, 2018 incident resulting in the death of Kerry Blake, Jr.

Hite Ross also said Rockford City Officer Tim Stec was justified in the use of deadly force in a February incident resulting in the death of Randy Allan Pierson.

The announcements came after investigations by the Winnebago Boone County Integrity task force.