Pekin Police Officer Under Investigation

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Pekin Police Officer Under Investigation

May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 9:20 PM CDT

Illinois State Police have confirmed: they are conducting a criminal investigation of a Pekin Police office.

State Police would not identify the officer in question, but the Pekin Times Newspaper says the subject of the investigation is Captain Robert McAtee, and the investigation comes at the request of the Pekin Police Chief.

City and State officers are not commenting on the nature of the allegations.

McAtee is said to be on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

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