Special South Jax meeting being held tonight

By Gary Scott on October 22, 2015 at 8:18am

It appears South Jacksonville’s police chief is stepping down from his role for the second time this year.

An emergency South Jacksonville board of trustees meeting has been called for this evening at 6:00. The only item on the agenda is an executive closed session to discuss and appoint an acting police chief for the village.

Mike Broaddus has been the chief since long-time top cop Richard Evans announced his retirement in the wake of the 2014 South Jacksonville Illinois State Police investigation that, among other things, alleged official misconduct from Evans.

Broaddus quit on July 3rd after unsuccessfully trying to obtain documents related to the village police department’s internal investigation into missing documents, conducted by Evans. The documents were apparently being held by former village attorney Allen Yow. It was announced the next day Broaddus was returning.