More information given in Peoria police officers misconduct

By WEEK Producer

August 31, 2012 Updated Aug 31, 2012 at 7:12 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Two Peoria police officers are facing charges of obstructing justice and official misconduct in connection with an incident last month.

That incident involved an unmarked city police car crashing into a power transformer.

State's Attorney Jerry Brady announced the charges Friday afternoon against Vice Officer John Couve and Patrol Sergent Richard Glover.

Couve has also been charged with DUI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and texting while driving.

Glover faces an additional charge of disorderly conduct.

On July 8, a vehicle assigned to Couve was involved in a crash in the 8000 block of Hale.

Brady says Couve had allegedly been drinking and Glover was the first officer to arrive at the scene of the accident.

"Its always disappointing when there's a breach of the public trust as I mentioned in my statement," said Brady. "Clearly, that's disappointing. What's encouraging is that the other officers stepped forward with the other information necessary."

Bond is set at $10,000 for both officers. If convicted, the men could each face up to two years in prison.

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