Hillard Heintze Report
On April 10, 2020 the Urbana Police Department was involved in an incident where the use of force was required. In the context of national events, the nature and manner of the arrest was subject to public scrutiny and controversy. While the preliminary internal investigation found the incident to be an appropriate use of force, the Mayor and Council sought an outside and independent review of the incident. On September 3, Hillard Heintze LLC issued a report that found the use of force was consistent with Urbana’s policy, and the initial internal investigation’s decision was supported by a preponderance of the evidence. The report also identified areas of improvement for policy and procedure; to which the City is committed to analyzing and implementing where feasible.