Peoria police sergeant resigns after altercation with female officer

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PEORIA − A Peoria police sergeant has resigned following an "altercation" with a female officer, the department announced.

Nate Adams
Nate Adams

There was an altercation on Dec. 15 between Sgt. Nate Adams and an unnamed female officer, police said. The location of the altercation and what happened was not given, only that it occurred at a "local establishment."

In a statement, police Chief Eric Echevarria said he met with Adams later that day and Adams resigned from the department. A request for more information was not immediately answered by city officials.

Adams was promoted to sergeant, which is a supervisory position, in July 2021, according to the department's Facebook page. In 2021, Adams made $109,923 in total pay with $18,425 coming from overtime. In 2022, his salary was $134,292. He had been hired in February 2014 so he had just under nine years of service within the department.

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"Illinois State Police is handling the investigation. The City will not comment on any personnel matters," the chief said in his statement.

This article originally appeared on Journal Star: Altercation between Peoria officers leads to resignation by sergeant