UPDATE: Order of protection filed against arrested Peoria officer


PEORIA, Ill. — (UPDATE: 10:06 p.m.) An order of protection has been filed against 26-year-old Larry Pearson-Boswell Friday.

The order was filed by Janelle Schmit.

Pearson-Boswell is still in jail and on administrative leave, according to jail records. He is expected to appear in court on Oct. 9.

A Peoria police officer faces charges of Domestic Battery.

Peoria Police Spokeswoman Amy Dotson says the department received a call just after 1 p.m. Thursday from a caller identifying himself as a Peoria Police Officer. He claimed he was having trouble with a woman, saying he’d been assaulted and was bleeding from the head.

When officers arrived they spoke with the caller, 26-year-old Larry Pearson-Boswell, as well as the woman involved.

Chief Loren Marion was briefed on the situation and then contacted the Illinois State Police which took over the investigation. ISP later made the arrest. Troopers charged Officer Pearson-Boswell with Domestic Battery and Interfering with a Report of Domestic Violence.

Those with the Peoria County Jail confirm Officer Pearson-Boswell was booked around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. They say he was arrested at his last registered address on West Baskin Ridge.

Officer Pearson-Boswell has been placed on paid administrative leave.

No further details are being released at this time.

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