Twice-fired Caseyville police chief charged with battery

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CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A southwestern Illinois police chief has been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery for his actions during a contentious village board meeting.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez allegedly made threatening gestures and stalked about the room during a meeting of the Caseyville Village Board on Feb. 19. Illinois State Police also say Alvarez chest-bumped Caseyville Police Sgt. Frank Moore during the meeting.

Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black fired Alvarez twice in February, saying he wanted to take a different direction with the city’s police department. Despite his alleged outburst, the village board unanimously voted to reinstate Alvarez during the Feb. 19 meeting.

The 61-year-old Alvarez of Smithton was hired in September to replace J.D. Roth, who died in June from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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