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Residents Criticize Chicago Firm’s Review of Violent Urbana Arrest

At the Urbana City Council meeting on September 8th, 2020 (video here), Chicago firm Hillard Heintze presented their report of Aleyah Lewis arrest. Following the violent arrest of Urbana resident Aleyah Lewis, Urbana Police Department (UPD) performed an internal review of the incident and concluded that the actions of the…

Newly Appointed Urbana Police Review Board Chair Resigns After Fourth Meeting

After the removal of Grace Mitchell from the Chair position of the Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB), Urbana residents had high hopes that the new leader of the board, Professor Mikhail Lyubansky would be able to turn things around. The CPRB had fallen into a decade-long state of dysfunction and…

Urbana City Council Members Remain Silent After Citizens Speak Up Against Police Assaulting Unarmed Woman

Sixty-six citizens attended the April 20th, 2020 Urbana City Council Meeting that was held electronically via Zoom. Attendance was unusually high as citizens voiced their concerns and outrage at the brutal beating of an unarmed woman by Urbana Police Officers. On April 10th, 2020, a video (article here) of Urbana…

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