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Geneva PD contends with understaffing, overtime costs, and retirements: City councilor asks, “Why are we not adding staff?”

In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
How should Geneva spend public safety dollars? That question was central in Geneva City Council's debate about the future of the city's police department. Chief Mike Passalacqua says they're suffering from being short-staffed. It's not ... more

Felony contempt arrest in Geneva

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On 11/22/2021 at approximately 5:30pm, the Geneva Police Department's Uniformed Division arrested Kenneth E. Nelson, 56, of Geneva for felony contempt and harassment, a violation. The individual allegedly violated a duly issued Order of Protection ... more

Trial begins this week for Geneva police officer accused of choking a woman in custody

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The trial for the Geneva police officer accused of choking a woman in his custody has begun. The officer, Jack Montesanto, is charged with misdemeanor criminal obstruction of breathing. The jury was shown footage from ... more

Geneva City Council work session cut short after turning to chaos (video)

GPD Michael Passalacqua Says GPD Can’t Keep City Safe with Current Staffing Levels  Crowd Verbally Attacking Salamendra Ends Geneva City Council Work Session
Staffing issues took center stage at a work session for Geneva City Council- as a presentation by GPD Chief Michael Passalacqua led to a contentious exchange between council members. Less than an hour into the ... more
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