Police Chief speaks out after Twitter lawsuit

By WEEK Producer

June 13, 2014 Updated Jun 13, 2014 at 9:37 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard is speaking out after he was named in a lawsuit over the city's handling of so-called Twitter-gate.

The suit comes after the city attempted to shut down a fake Mayor Ardis Twitter account.

Peoria police raided the home of account creator, Jon Daniel, but the state's attorney said Daniel did nothing wrong. Now the ALCU is suing.

“I'm not worried about it. It will follow a process,” said Settingsgaard. “Anybody can sue for any reason, and certainly part and parcel of law enforcement and being a police chief is being subject to lawsuits, and we've been subject to several. But this will work its way.”

Unrelated to the pending lawsuit, Chief Settingsgaard is officially stepping down from his post as chief this weekend.

He is joining the private sector as the head of North American security for Caterpillar.