217 Today: After fatal shootings, Rantoul police recommended more training. They just sent one officer to a gun range
Monday, February 5, 2024
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In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how the Rantoul Police Department still hasn’t implemented any department-wide trainings after the village’s first-ever fatal shootings by police.
Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, David Schuster and Farrah Anderson.