One would think this would have been an open-and-shut case, considering that the entire incident was caught on video (see below) — which includes a clear image of the license plate of the car the assailant was traveling in — and shown to the police officers who arrived on the scene.
Rilott was then told the case would be handed over to a detective, and the Rockford Police would be in contact with him.
I spoke with Rilott today.
It’s now been two weeks since the assault against him, and the Rockford Police still have not contacted him.
So this morning, he called the Rockford Police Detective Bureau to find out the status of the investigation — and he was told that his case has not yet been assigned to a detective.
Take Action: Call the Rockford Police
With such clear evidence in their hands, this gross inaction on the part of the Rockford Police Department is outrageous.
The wheels of justice may turn slowly in Rockford, Illinois, but you can help speed up the process by calling the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 and asking them to bring Kevin Rilott’s assailant to justice.
When you call, refer to the incident number in Rilott’s case given to him by the Rockford Police: #12-106739.