The Illinois Department of Transportation has suspended a grant awarded to the Alton Police Department. Discrepancies were recently discovered in the reporting of data, at which time Police Chief Jason Simmons ordered a random review of grant records in which further discrepancies were found.
Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z the department has been instructed to halt all grant-related activities immediately.
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IDOT, the Illinois State Police, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all involved in the investigation. Hejna says this is not related to any other current investigations.