The Daily Eastern News

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...

Multiple calls of shots fired Friday morning

Staff Report October 30, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department and University Police Department responded to two shots fired calls Friday morning. The first one occurred at 1:51 a.m. at Ninth Street and Garfield Avenue...

UPD officers serve up floats

Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter October 5, 2016

Students lined up outside of Coleman Hall Wednesday afternoon to be handed cups of root beer floats by officers from the University Police Department. The University Board has put together a social...

No injuries after shots fired incident

Staff Report October 3, 2016

No one was hurt after shots fired were reported early Sunday morning, Charleston Det. Tony West said. The shots were reported at 2 a.m. in the vicinity of 11th Street and Hayes Avenue. The suspect has...

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