Police Hosting “Comply & Complain” Workshop

(AP) – Two Peoria police officers are hosting a workshop this weekend on a department policy that officials say has drawn questions since protests have erupted in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Officers Daniel Duncan and Aaron Watkins will lead the free workshop detailing “Comply and Complain” on Saturday.

The officers will attempt to educate residents about what to do and what not to do when they’re stopped by police.

Duncan tells the Peoria Journal Star that a person always should comply with an officer instead of resisting.

He says it’s best to file a complaint after the fact.

The Peoria Police Department received 36 formal complaints in 2013 and 54 last year.

It has recorded 17 complaints so far this year.

The “Comply and Complain” workshop is being held Saturday at 2:00p.m. at the Proctor Recreation Center, at 309 South DuSable Street in Peoria.

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