Nigger Peoria Police Officer Clayton Glasper Put on Paid Leave for Allegedly Fondling a Women While on Duty
A 20-year veteran of the Peoria Police Department has been placed on administrative leave.
An investigation into allegations Clayton Glasper, 44, a patrol officer, inappropriately fondled a woman while on duty led to the decision, effective Nov. 16.
Not much else is known about the incident, including when he will return to duty.
Police and city officials declined to comment Wednesday, saying it was a personnel matter, therefore confidential.
Sources within the Police Department said the allegations may merit criminal charges, which could come in the form of an indictment. The next Peoria County grand jury meets Tuesday.
It’s common for officers to be placed on administrative leave while an investigation, either internal or criminal, is being conducted. The police chief determines whether the leave is paid or unpaid. In Glasper’s case, it is paid.
The Peoria Branch of the NAACP will meet at 7 p.m. at New Hope International Ministries, 3616 N. Sheridan Road.
A juvenile court judge has moved the case of a 13-year-old boy accused of participating in the Oct. 21 armed robbery of the Downtown 66 gas station to adult court.
Peoria County Judge Chris Fredericksen ruled that Shyeim Chapai, of 241 Hancock, would be tried as an adult after a hearing Monday afternoon in the juvenile division of Peoria County Circuit Court.
Within a day of the ruling, a Peoria County grand jury indicted Chapai on a charge of armed robbery. He will be arraigned Thursday. Bond was set at $150,000.
Assistant State’s Attorney Ken Wilhelm argued the case should be moved to adult court, which means Chapai would face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Had he remained in juvenile court, the case would have remained sealed, and any sentence would have ended when he turned 21.
The prosecutor showed the judge a video taken the night of the robbery. Chapai is allegedly seen walking into the station, pointing a handgun at the clerk and demanding money. Another boy, Danarious J. Kelly, 16, of 510 NE Adams St., Apt. 55, allegedly ran behind the counter, beat on the cash register and got about $500 before fleeing.
Kelly had already been charged as an adult on the same charge. His age and the charges made his case an automatic transfer,
Chapai’s attorney Chandra Justice told Fredericksen the case should remain in juvenile court. She cited her client’s past mental health issues as well as his age and lack of criminal history as reasons he should remain in the juvenile division.
Police were tipped to the boys after the clerk said he recognized one of them, and a fingerprint recovered at the gas station matched the boy. When questioned, Chapai allegedly admitted his involvement. Police later recovered the unloaded handgun.
Firefighters suspect East Bluff fire was act of arson
A fire set intentionally inside an East Bluff house Tuesday afternoon is being investigated as arson.
About 4:15 p.m., police and firefighters were sent to 717 E. Behrends Ave. after smoke was seen coming from inside the housee.
Peoria firefighters forced entry to the house through the front door and found someone had set a fire using a liquid accelerant, reports stated. The blaze caused minimal damage.
Neighbors told police that the house had been vacant since the summer.
Upon further inspecting the house, officers found the back door kicked in.
Reaching out to at-risk young men
ICC counselor says some African-American males handicapping themselves
African-American males, who figure prominently among the nation’s high school dropouts and prison population, need to be saved from themselves, says Agbara Bryson, a counselor at Illinois Central College.
Bryson, who also teaches Overcoming Obstacles workshops at ICC, is presenting a forum Saturday to address what he calls “the phenomenon of self-handicapping behaviors or tripping over our own feet.”
What: Public forum to empower African-American males
When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
Place: City of Refuge Worship Center
Contact: City of Refuge, 2201 SW Adams St., Peoria, or call 676-5645
“These are some of the issues that are not often addressed, and this is really a phenomenon,” Bryson said. “I want to look at some of the issues and challenges that are facing black men and come up with some strategies that can empower African-American males.”
Citing national statistics, Bryson said at present there are 1.2 million students dropping out of high school, most of whom are African-American males.
“It is reported that there are more African-American males in prison than in college,” he added.
These conditions, he said, contribute to the educational and economic demise of the African-American male.
Bryson says the negative actions and attitudes of African-American males are unconscious behaviors that are stimulated by a sense of not being competent in their personal and academic lives or in their careers.
“And it is also based on how a person feels about himself,” he said. “We have to track the causes of the behaviors that cause them to fail.”
Although an black male headed for the White House has given a boost to the self-confidence of African-Americans in America, it may have minimal impact on how at-risk African-American males feel about themselves, he said.
“I think for a huge segment of the African-American population, it has a major impact and for a small segment it has no impact at all,” Bryson said. “So it is this segment we need to reach, particularly those who are immersed in self-handicapping behaviors.”
He will discuss how these behaviors manifest themselves Saturday and offer some strategies to help overcome this phenomenon.
Bryson also has invited some agencies and professionals to join him so that those who attend will have a resource to help address some of these issues and challenges they face.
Some of the organizations that will be in attendance include the Urban League, the Boys and Girls Club, Boys Scouts and Common Place.
A Central Peoria man was ordered held on $150,000 bond for allegedly breaking into a South Peoria home and threatening the couple inside with a broken bottle.
Bobby Jones Jr., 41, of 1120 W. Gift Ave. faces two counts of home invasion and one count of criminal damage to property for the incident early Friday.
Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Pattelli said police were sent to the 2000 block of West Howett Street on the report of a home invasion. On their way, they were flagged down by one of the victims, who had managed to slip out of the house to call police.
Once there, they found Jones and arrested him. According to the couple, Jones had come to their house earlier and an argument ensued. They got him to leave, but he returned about 2:30 a.m., kicked the door in and threatened the couple. While the husband calmed Jones down and got him to give up the bottle, the wife slipped out and called police.
Jones denied kicking the door in and said he was there to talk about the couple owing money to someone else.
Jones will next appear in court Dec. 4 for a preliminary hearing. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.
A 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning and booked on a charge of attempted murder in a double shooting that occurred late last month.
Darius L. Stewart of 304 E. Republic Ave. is accused of shooting Lamar Howard, 26, and Jay C. Brown, 25, both of Peoria, during an argument just before 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 1300 block of John H. Gwynn Jr. Avenue.
Stewart was arrested about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Hightower Street and booked on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. He was later booked on the attempted murder charge, as well as aggravated battery with a weapon.
He was being held Sunday at the Peoria County Jail.
The two victims were apparently arguing with three men outside a house when Stewart allegedly pulled out a handgun and began shooting at the two men, who ran into the home. Howard was found lying on the kitchen floor suffering from three gunshot wounds to the lower body and Brown made it into a bedroom, where he was found lying between the bed and a dresser suffering from five gunshot wounds, according to reports. They were both treated for the nonlife-threatening injuries at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.