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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

[IL] Farmington Officer Whitlow allowed to resign after alleged assault, threats, order violation

Farmington Police Officer Michael Whitlow resigns - so there's no department investigation.

So now if he gets the charges dropped there's nothing to sully his record or keep him from

another cop job.

FARMINGTON OFFICER ARRESTED TWICE IN TWO DAYS: Part-time officer booked twice in two days amid domestic dispute
Journal Star
By Justin Glawe
Posted Jan 16, 2012 @ 09:56 PM
Last update Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:03 AM
[Excerpts] A part-time Farmington police officer was arrested twice in less than 36 hours in what authorities are calling a case of domestic violence. Michael S. Whitlow, 37, of rural Farmington was arrested at 2 a.m. Friday at his home and booked on charges of domestic battery and interfering with a report of domestic violence. After he was released from the Peoria County Jail, he was arrested again, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and booked on a charge of violating an order of protection. Deputies from the Peoria County Sheriff's Department responded at about 9 p.m. Thursday to a report of a domestic dispute at Whitlow's home. The caller said a gun was involved earlier but was now hidden from Whitlow... The caller told police Whitlow put his loaded pistol on the bed. The caller then hid the gun when Whitlow went outside to his vehicle, telling police in the past when drunk, Whitlow had threatened to shoot her. The argument escalated... The report also said Whitlow pushed and tried to choke the caller and tried to wrestle a phone away but fled to an upstairs bedroom once he discovered police had been called. Whitlow told police he had been attacked but didn't call police because he didn't want the caller to go to jail. He had a visibly bloody nose, according to police. Police arrested Whitlow and took two guns from the home at the request of the caller... The nature of the second incident is unclear...  [Full article here]

Journal Star
By Terry Bibo
Posted Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:13 PM
Last update Jan 18, 2012 @ 07:53 AM
[Excerpts] Part-time officer Michael S. Whitlow will no longer serve with the Farmington Police Department. "We have accepted a letter of resignation," City Administrator Rollen Wright said Tuesday. "It was submitted, and we accepted"... Whitlow was released [from jail] Tuesday on a notice to appear in court on Feb. 22 on the charge of violation of an order of protection. He has not been formally charged in Peoria County Circuit Court... [Full article here]
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