Glen Ellyn Police Officers do not use excessive force. There have been no civilian deaths that have occurred in the custody of the Glen Ellyn Police Department resulting from any use of force by Glen Ellyn Police. In the event that a civilian death were to occur in custody, for any reason, Police Department Policy would require an investigation by the DuPage County States Attorney’s Office and the Illinois Department of Corrections. In the event of an in- custody death suspected to have occurred as a result of the use of excessive force by a police officer, it is also anticipated that the Illinois Attorney General’s Office as well as the United States Department of Justice would commence an investigation.
Additionally, since 2007, the Glen Ellyn Chief of Police has hosted a monthly community forum called “Coffee with the Cops”. During this time, any member of the community can discuss any topic they wish. Indeed, the May, 2015 Final Report of the President’s Task Force On 21st Century Policing included:
“4.5.1 Action Item: Law Enforcement agencies should schedule regular forums and meetings where all community members can interact with police and help influence policy and programs.”