Joliet Police Officer Nick Crowley Faces Multiple Felonies After Gun Incident

JOLIET, IL – A Joliet police officer who made about $96,000 last year has put his law enforcement career in jeopardy after being arrested and charged with multiple felony crimes. Officer Nick Crowley, who turns 37 in August, was booked into Will County’s Jail on Monday afternoon where his mugshot was taken. According to Will County Sheriff’s Department, Crowley was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m.

Crowley subsequently posted 10 percent of his $50,000 bail, shortly after 4 p.m., so he can remain free pending his future court appearances at the Will County Courthouse. The Joliet officer faces two felony counts accusing him of reckless discharge of a firearm. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, one accuses him of causing bodily harm and the other accuses him of making physical contact with the victim. In addition, a third misdemeanor charge accuses him of criminal damage to property.

The Joliet Herald-News posted a story Monday night stating that Crowley fired a gun on Sunday into the ceiling of a townhouse he shared with his girlfriend, who is also a Joliet police officer. Crowley also struck the woman in the head and damaged her television, the paper reported. Court records indicate that Crowley resided in the 3700 block of Joliet’s Mustang Road.

According to public records of the Joliet Fire and Police Commission, Crowley was one of 13 new officers given conditional appointments as Joliet patrol officers in January 2013. Crowley was recommended by commissioner Phillip Falbo, and he received a 5-0 approval.

In September 2015, Crowley’s performance as a Joliet officer was singled out for exceptional praise in a story published in The Herald-News. In that article, Joliet police officials mentioned that a woman found a man unresponsive in the 900 block of Jasper Street. The man had overdosed on heroin, and Crowley, being the first patrolman on the scene, used a can of Narcan spray to revive the man, who was in his 30s.


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