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Rockford Police are looking for ways to connect with their residents.

They’re hosting many block parties this summer, coordinated by the Police Department and United Way.

Lt. Carla Redd is the Supervisor of the Investigative Services of Rockford Police Department. She says this is an idea that has resurfaced.

A retired deputy chief was the star witness for the Rockford Police Union Thursday at a conduct hearing for Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson.

A retired deputy chief was the star witness for the Rockford Police Union Thursday at a conduct hearing for Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson.

Rockford’s police chief goes before the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners today. It’s the continuation of Monday’s meeting. That’s where Chet Epperson spent nearly seven hours defending himself against misconduct charges filed by the police union.

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In Rockford, a legal fight is brewing between the police chief and union leaders. A legal expert says the case could have implications on how management disputes in other departments are handled.

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UPDATE: Police say the situation was brought under control at 11:20 this morning.  The man has now been identified as Lilrobert Adams, who was picked up earlier on a domestic battery warrant. He did NOT have a gun, but had managed to move his cuffed hands from behind his back to in front of himself while in the back of the police van known as a "squadrol." 

Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning, Rockford police arrested the 20-year-old man. During transport to the city's criminal justice center, Adams told officers he had a handgun and meant to do the officers harm.

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Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson has named the first Commander of the new Geographic Police Pilot District. Lieutenant Douglas Pann will act as the Commander of the first of three geographic policing districts.  He will  command District II.