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Sheriff: Lexington Police Not Completing Reports

WGIL Newsroom . State News 200

LEXINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The McLean County sheriff says police in the town of Lexington haven’t completed paperwork on more than 100 crimes since 2008.

The Pantagraph reports that Sheriff Mike Emery wrote to Lexington Mayor John Mohr, saying the town’s “lack of filing reports” has complicated his criminal investigation services.

Lexington Police Chief Dave Schneider resigned earlier this month. The mayor says there’s “no denying it’s been difficult” but he’s confident public safety will be protected.

Emery says Illinois State Police didn’t receive any reports from Lexington in 2011. The sheriff also says there are undocumented guns, drugs and cash in the Lexington Police Department’s evidence room.

McLean County prosecutor Jason Chambers says his office will manage cases requiring review.

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