Tuesday night, metropolis leaders and the police gathered at Kingdom to Authority Church to deal with considerations from the group following the incident between Rockford Officer Jaimie Cox and Eddie Patterson.
This assembly comes simply in the future after the church and Eddie Patterson’s household marched on metropolis corridor demanding solutions and a federal investigation.
“As a way to transfer ahead, we reply no matter questions we will. We clearly cannot speak concerning the investigation however I feel it was very properly dealt with,” stated Police Chief Dan O’Shea.
O’Shea was joined by Mayor Tom McNamara, different cops and aldermen who all took questions.
These questions touched on points similar to race, extreme drive and the continued investigation.
Eddie Patterson’s household was in attendance, in addition to a childhood pal of Officer Cox, Zach Meiborg..
Meiborg stood up on the assembly asking for police cameras, not from the town however the group.
Meiborg says he is began a fund to pay for dashcam and physique cameras for the police division and requested Chief O’Shea if he would settle for a group donation to purchase the gear. O’Shea says the town can be open to the proposal.
Nevertheless, that concept didn’t fulfill different residents on the assembly who stated they needed extra solutions concerning the dying of Patterson and Cox.
“There are only a lot of questions that simply received out within the information that we couldn’t get solutions to. So we would like solutions. However, I do assume we made our assertion clear that we don’t belief the integrity process drive of Rockford. And I made that assertion why I don’t belief the integrity activity pressure of Rockford,” stated Apostle Melvin Brown with Kingdom Authority Church.
O’Shea says lots of these questions merely can’t be answered at this time as a result of it’s an lively investigation.
He additionally stated the Rockford Police won’t be looking for a federal investigation presently, regardless of calls for from the Patterson household and Kingdom Authority Church.