On the evening of March 3rd 2021, several sources were reporting numerous gunshots on the East side of Rockford.
Many sources are reporting it as gunfire.
Rockford Police Department said it was just a vehicle that was excessively backfiring.
RPD said they escorted the vehicle.
Many citizens do not believe the Rockford PD and firmly believe it was shots fired.
So we figured we would prove or disprove the information and file a Freedom of Information Act request on it.
RPD said they escorted the vehicle, which means they have dash camera footage of them escorting this alleged vehicle.
But now the funny thing is, RPD says the dash camera footage does not exist. (See FOIA response)
We find that interesting, since RPD told the public there was no shots fired. But a vehicle that was excessively backfiring that they escorted.
And yet, this FOIA request is showing that this dash camera footage mysteriously does not exist…
RPD did say to contact Cherry Valley PD.
And we have contacted them as well.
No response back from the Cherry Valley PD yet.
Even if it did originate in Cherry Valley, RPD said they escorted the vehicle.
So there should be some kind of footage to prove or disprove the incident from RPD.
We find it VERY interesting RPD says they escorted this vehicle, but yet when we look into this to prove or disprove the information and show the public the dash camera footage of the incident.
RPD says that dash camera footage mysteriously does not exist. Things that make you go hmm…
But yet, almost every squad has a dash camera in it…
Was it really a vehicle backfiring or was it shots fired???
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