Elgin Releases Reports of DeCynthia Clements Shooting Investigation

Elgin Releases Reports of DeCynthia Clements Shooting Investigation

The Elgin Police Department has made public two reports on the DeCynthia Clements fatal shooting case that indicate some failures to follow protocols including deactivated body cameras and not following up on aid after Clements was shot at around 2:07 a.m. March 12, 2018.

The reports also contain a review of police policies and recommendations for improvements in procedures.

Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley said in a Facebook post that Hillard Heintze, the consulting group selected to conduct the independent professional standards investigation surrounding the Clements case, has completed its investigation.

The findings of their investigation have been provided to the city of Elgin in two reports: An Administrative Review of the Encounter with DeCynthia Clements on March 12, 2018, and Critical Incident Policies Review.

The two reports are located at www.cityofelgin.org/HHReport and are provided in full with the exception of voluminous appendices which will be made available once required personal identifying redactions (such as phone numbers and addresses) have taken place.

Hillard Heintze will be presenting their investigative findings at a special Committee of the Whole meeting that will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 150 Dexter Court Elgin.

The meeting is open to the public.

Jensen remains on paid administrative leave and a decision will be communicated regarding his status sometime after the public presentation by Hillard Heintze.

Elgin Police Department Facebook Post

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