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UPDATE: Pontiac Police sergeant on administrative leave after alleged domestic incident

Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 10:11 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2022 at 10:48 AM CDT
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UPDATE: THURSDAY 10:30 A.M. - Pontiac Police Chief Jim Woolford tells 25 News that police responded to a home in the 100 block of Diller in Pontiac on reports of a physical domestic incident between father and child.

When officers arrived, both parties were already separated.

When it was realized Sergeant Robin Bohm was one of the parties on scene, Pontiac Police requested Illinois State Police to handle the investigation.

“I’ve learned to be patient, develop information and let the facts come in,” Woolford said. “As the facts come in, I’ll be in a position to evaluate that, to assign people to further investigate, and provide me with the right information, so we can make the right decision for this department and for the city.”

Bohm posted bond on Monday and is no longer in the LaSalle County Jail.

He has been put on administrative leave. Charges are currently unknown.

“We’re kind of in a waiting game. Administrative leave puts us in a position that, if there is something more, we don’t have an officer out working the streets under those conditions. It gives us time to gather information,” Woolford said.

PONTIAC (WEEK) - A Pontiac police officer is on the other side of the law tonight, facing charges of his own. However, little is being released about this case.

What we do know, is that Sergeant Robin Bohm is facing charges of some kind, and Illinois State Police is the agency investigating this.

Because of a conflict of interest, Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak told 25 News a special prosecutor will be appointed “to review all investigative materials and make a determination as to what, if any charges, will be filed.”

Bohm was taken into custody on Sunday.

“In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, no information is available at this time. As this case progresses and more information becomes available, I will ensure we loop you in on those details,” stated by Trooper Jayme Bufford in an email to 25 News.

Exact charges aren’t released, but we will continue to follow this story.

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