The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Panel to discuss police brutality, criminal justice reform

Panel to discuss police brutality, criminal justice reform

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 27, 2021

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated is collaborating with Eastern’s Criminal Justice Club to host a panel discussion called “Who’s Protecting Us?” The panel, which is a “discussion on...

Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior political science major, presents Marisol Gamboa, a candidate for the University police, and opens the room for questions inside the Paris room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Third UPD chief candidate talks student-officer relationships

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 24, 2021

A third candidate for campus police chief, Marisol Gamboa, told students she was interested in providing personal relationships between officers and students during an open session Friday. Gamboa is...

Ryan Risinger, current active chief of the Univeristy Police Department, is a candidate for the position of UPD Chief.

Current acting UPD chief a candidate for permanent position

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 17, 2021

The current acting chief for the University Police Department is one of the candidates for the permanent position of Eastern police chief. Ryan Risinger has worked for UPD since 2005 and says that his...

Lawyer explains Butler lawsuit

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2020

The Eastern swim team was a day removed from a fifth place finish in the Summit League Championships. The team’s bus was bringing them back to campus in Charleston, carrying on it swimmers who had just...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern should support Butler

Staff Editorial February 17, 2020

Eastern swimmer Jaylan Butler and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against police officers for an incident that occurred last February, in which police officers pinned Butler to the ground, placed him under arrest,...

UPD talks role on campus, safety

Dominique Brown, Staff Reporter August 21, 2019

In a town with multiple police forces, the University Police Department stands out. Chief Kent Martin, who has been with the department since 1997 and has been serving as chief of the department since...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor March 5, 2019

The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press...

Police give tips

Logan Raschke, Staff Writer August 27, 2018

By Logan Raschke Staff Reporter | @DEN_News Eastern Illinois University Police Chief Kent Martin said when it comes to contacting the police when students need help, no time is a bad time. Martin along...

Justice system broken; come back later

Colin Roberts February 6, 2018

The American justice system has often been criticized for its many shortcomings, and they are many. In the international community, the one that does not include oppressive regimes, we have been taken...

Jordan Boyer | The Daily Eastern News Matt Williams a senior buisness managment major plays ping pong at the Pizza, Pool, and Police event at Taylor Hall Tuesday night.

Students play games, eat with police

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter November 7, 2017

Students spent some of their leisure time with members of the campus police department in Taylor Hall Tuesday night. Pizza, Pool and Police, hosted by Residence Life and Conference Services, allowed...

Wilhelm Schmidbauer, the head of the Bavarian State Police, discusses terrorism and refugees at a lecture in Lumkin Autotorium on Monday night.

German police officer talks terrorism and the refugee crisis

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter October 31, 2016

  German police officer Wilhelm Schmidbauer talked about his experiences with terrorism to students and faculty Monday night. Schmidbauer is the head of the Bavarian State Police, a force which...

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