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Don't Shoot Services Coordinator Resigns Following DUI

Peoria County Sheriff's Office

The community services coordinator for Peoria’s Don’t Shoot program has resigned. Krista Coleman was arrested for D-U-I and a related accident with another unattended car last Wednesday night. She was placed on administrative leave and her resignation was official Friday.

Coleman served as a community coordinator since staff was added to the Don’t Shoot program. She was responsible for connecting those identified as target offenders in the Don’t Shoot program with services aimed at helping them become productive community members. A recent printed report identified Coleman for her role in helping secure housing for one of the Don’t Shoot offenders. Matthew Petrakis is serving time for using the apartment Coleman helped him secure for prostitution of a sixteen-year-old girl. Coleman was not party to the accusations. Petrakis is serving a 15 year sentence for felony convictions related to the case. Immediate steps forward for the community services part of the Don’t Shoot program are still unclear.