July 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Macomb Police Officer resigned today following an internal investigation by the Macomb Police Department. The Macomb Police Department received a citizen complaint that accused Officer William Kennedy of Forgery and State Benefits Fraud. The criminal investigation was turned over to the Illinois State Police who conducted an independent investigation and a warrant was issued. Officer Kennedy was arrested on July 28, 2014 for Forgery and State Benefits Fraud. He posted the required ten percent of his $30,000 bond and was released. Officer Kennedy had been employed as a Patrol Officer with the Macomb Police Department since June 2005. He will appear in court in August.