Illinois State Police Home Illinois State Police Leo P. Schmitz, Director
Leo P. Schmitz,
Director

Bruce Rauner,
Governor


Agency Links

ISP Fallen Officers Memorial
Illinois State Police Memorial Park
Agencies, Boards & Commissions
Illinois Amber Alert
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Inspector General
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Cutting the Red Tape

  Illinois State Police News Release   

diagonal image

Illinois State Police Officer Cleared Of False Allegations

ISP Seal
Press Release Date: July 31, 2015    || Archived February 5, 2016

 Illinois Man Charged for Falsely Accusing Officer of Excessive Use of Force

SPRINGFIELDIllinois State Police (ISP) Officials today announced an officer was cleared of false allegations of excessive use of force.

In May 2015, the ISP Division of Internal Investigation (DII), received a signed and notarized Complaint Against Department Member from Scott Wietzema, regarding an allegation of excessive force against an ISP officer. An internal investigation followed.

“The Illinois State Police officers are held to the highest standards of conduct and accountability,” said ISP Division of Internal Investigation Colonel Deborah Simental. “We take complaints against department members very seriously; however, we will not tolerate false allegations made against our officers who risk their lives daily to protect the public,” she added.

The DII obtained an arrest warrant for Scott T. Wietzema out of McDonough County for Disorderly Conduct (Class A Misdemeanor). On July 29, 2015, DII agents arrested Wietzema without incident at his place of employment in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Wietzema was unable to post bond ($3,000 / 10%) was remanded to the custody of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

The ISP wants to remind the public that filing a false police report or complaint is a crime and can result in arrest and serious charges.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

###
For more information contact:
Media Relations (Media Inquiries Only)
Telephone: (217) 782-6637
TDD: (800) 255-3323

Agency Features

Firearms Services
Firearms Services
Sex Offender Information
Missing Illinois Sex Offenders
Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Information
Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry
Uniform Crime Reporting
Take the ISP Citizen Survey
Medicaid Fraud
Become a Trooper
Copyright © 2017 Illinois State Police Site Map | ISP Privacy | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us