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Centralia Police Officer resigned after sexual harrassment investigation –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On October 5, 2019

Centralia, IL. (ECWd) –

Centralia Probationary Police Officer Blake Stricklin resigned from the department on May 22, 2019 following an internal investigation of sexual harrassment.

According to public records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the investigation revealed that Stricklin made inappropriate sexual comments to two other female employees, and admitted to those comments.

Stricklin resigned after being notified of the results of the investigation. His salary was $48,670.

Read the report below:

Stricklin inv resig FOIA



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1 Comment
  • Steve McGarrett
    Posted at 23:20h, 05 October

    If this was his MO after having only been on six months – and on Probationary status – I can only imagine what he would have been like AFTER he completed his Probationary status.