South Jacksonville’s interim police chief is returning to his role in the village.
Village President Steve Waltrip confirmed that Mike Broaddus was reinstated Friday afternoon, just hours after he had turned in his gun and badge on Thursday.
Waltrip says the events that led to Broaddus stepping down were tied to internal investigation documents handled by former South Jacksonville President Gordon Jumper and former Police Chief Richard Evans at the time of the Illinois State Police investigation.
Waltrip couldn’t confirm why the documents were at Village Attorney Allen Yow’s office, because he had not yet been informed of those details.
Broaddus has been serving as village police chief for nearly two months.