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

Penny the EIU Law Enforcement Therapy Dog resting in her crate with a tennis ball

Eastern Police adds furry friend to the team

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief June 15, 2023

After a weeklong of training, Chief of police Marisol Gamboa is proud to introduce the newest member to campus police.  Welcome Penny the Law Enforcement Therapy dog! Penny is a foxhound beagle...

Daisha Mitchell (right), a junior health sciences major, walks with fellow students in protest of recent police brutality in Memphis, Tenn., which killed Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, according to CNN. The group walked around 20 minutes from Andrews Hall to the front of Old Main Saturday afternoon.

Students protest in response to Tyre Nichols’ death

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 28, 2023

On Jan. 10, 2023, Tyre Nichols died three days after five Memphis Police Officers beat him to death. He was pulled from his car during a traffic stop and was pepper sprayed and tased. After finding...

Members from the Charleston Fire Department and Police Department searach the car of the deceased man who drove onto oncoming traffic to cause the five-car accident that happened an the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Dashcams give more insight for police chase

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Cordell Carter sped away from Charleston Police so fast that he disappeared out of view from a police dashcam within seconds, police records show. The police chase involving Carter was chronicled by...

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 18, 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 18, 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 6, 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...

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