The Rochester, Illinois Police Department who were notified that human remains were found at 309 Park St in Rochester, IL on Saturday July 19th, 2014 has now turned the investigation over to the Illinois State Police.
Illinois State police is now the lead agency in this investigation.
According to previous post: A Rochester Resident contacted the Rochester Il, Police Department and reported that Human Remains were found. An autopsy is currently pending by the Sangamon County Coroners Office.
It has been confirmed that Human Remains have been found in Rochester IL.
A Rochester Resident contacted the Rochester Il, Police Department and reported that Human Remains were found. It is confirmed that what was located were in fact human remains and an autopsy is currently pending by the Sangamon County Coroners Office. The remains were located at 309 Park St. in Rochester Illinois.
An Investigation is currently pending.
Springfield Leaks is receiving reports that there was a murder in Rochester IL over the weekend. Were currently waiting for sources to confirm, but this is what we have gathered thus far. It is confirmed that the Sangamon County Coroners office was in fact on scene as well as Crime Scene Investigators.
Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks as we gather more details.
UPDATE – It has been confirmed that human remains were located in Rochester IL over the weekend – Click here for the updated story.
Kimberly Malcom Drew
Springfield, Illinois mother kimberly Malcom Drew is alleging that the Springfield Police Department Street Crimes Unit “The jump out boys” racially profiled her son and his friend.
Drew discribes the incident as four officers driving a black SUV unmasked with swat vests on. When the officers “jumped out” of their SUV they told Drew’s son and his friend, “its okay if you have weed, were just looking for the hard drugs and weapons”. She says she’s going public and stating that these cops are dirty and up to no good. In addition to going public, Drew states she will be heading down to the Springfield Police Department Internal Affiars division to make a complaint.
When we asked Drew, what do you believe the intent of the pull over is? She responded, “probably because they are mixed kids and they were targeted”. She discribes her son and his friend not by name but as kids who attend Springfield Southeast High School and as star athletes. One plays basketball and the other plays football.
Springfield Leaks will be unable to obtain video from the incident due to the Street Crimes unit does not have video camera’s in their vehicle. Even though there have been numerous public outcry for camera’s in the Street Crimes Unit vehicles, the Springfield Chief of Police Kenny Winslow and the Springfield Police Department are completely failing in providing more oversight with the Street Crimes Unit.
Sangamon County Courthouse
The attorney for Michael T. Jackson, who was charged with disorderly conduct (Class 4 felony) after posting a threatening post on Facebook, has been threatened with contempt of court.
Sangamon County Judge Leslie Graves asked Jackson why his attorney, Ronald Kesinger of Jacksonville Il, was not in court with him on July 7th, 2014 during trial call. Jackson told the judge he didn’t know why his attorney wasn’t present. Judge Graves issued a ruling saying if he does not appear at the next court date and on time, she will find him in contempt of court.
This is not the first time Attorney Kesinger has failed to represent his clients. In 2013 Kesinger’s law license was suspended for 6 months for misconduct in two 2009 cases.
In October 2013 a hearing board found that Kesinger revealed confidential information told to him by a client in one of the 2009 cases which resulted in Kesinger’s client being convicted of felony murder. Since then, an appeals court has granted Kesinger’s client a new trial due to “ineffective assistance” by Kesinger.
The second 2009 case, Kesinger was discliplined for breach of his “fiduciary duty” by trying to get a higher fee from a drug client on the day before trial and kept $4,000 of his client’s bond money.
Jackson is due back in court on September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and his attorney Ronald Kesinger must also be there on time, or be held in contempt by Judge Graves.
For a background on Jackson’s charge of disorderly conduct see Springfield Leaks Story – Springfield Police: Local “Squad” Gang member threatened a shooting at Southeast High School