The following report regarding the murder of Officer Marlene Rittmanic and the shooting of Officer Tyler Bailey in Bradley, Illinois on December, 29th, 2021 requires no commentary from the editors of AAN. It speaks for itself and reminds us that evil is real and walks among us. Preapre yourselves accordingly.
Mark Walters and Lee Williams
People v. Xandria Harris, 21-cf-86
Probable Cause Proffer 01/03/22 (as read in court by State’s Attorney Jim Rowe)
On December 29, 2021, Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic and Bradley Police
Officer Tyler Bailey responded to the Comfort Inn Hotel in Bradley, Illinois to address a
complaint regarding barking dogs that were left in a guest’s vehicle. Officer Bailey
arrived on scene at approximately 9:56pm that evening. Upon his arrival he runs the
license plates of the suspect vehicle and it returns to the Defendant, Xandria Harris.
Bailey enters the hotel lobby where he meets with Sgt. Rittmanic. Bailey asks a clerk at
the hotel whether there are any rooms under the name of Xandria Harris or Darius
Sullivan. Bailey has knowledge of Xandria Harris, knows her to frequently be in the
presence of Darius Sullivan, and has knowledge that Darius Sullivan is wanted on
outstanding warrants of arrest for failure to appear in court. Bailey also has knowledge
at this time that Sullivan had previously fled from Bradley police officers who
attempted to apprehend him on the warrants.
The hotel clerk informs Ofc. Bailey and
Sgt. Rittmanic that room 308 has the name of Darius Sullivan attached to the room.
Sgt. Rittmanic and Ofc. Bailey proceed up the stairs of the hotel to the third floor and
proceed to room 308. The Officers’ stated intention at the time was to issue this
Defendant a local ordinance violation for the dogs being left in the vehicle, and to take
Darius Sullivan into custody on the warrants.
At 10:13pm, Officers first knock on the door of room 308. There is no response.
At 10:14pm, Officers knock a second time. Officer Bailey loudly announces their
presence “It’s the police department” and explain that they need her to exit the room to
address the complaint regarding the dogs. A female voice who we have come to learn
was this Defendant responds “yes” and indicates she will be coming out of the room
At 10:17pm, Officer Bailey knocks a third time. He asks “Are you coming ma’am?” A
female voice, again this Defendant, responds “yes I have to get dressed”. Officer Bailey
insists that she exit the room to address the complaint; the Defendant states she will be
At 10:23pm, Officer Bailey knocks a fourth time. Defendant responds “Ok, I’m
coming.” Ofc. Bailey inquires as to who else in the room with the Defendant – she
replies: “me, my sister and kids.”
At 10:25pm, Officer Bailey knocks a fifth time. The Defendant responds “OK, I’m
At 10:27pm, after Officers have waited 14 minutes and knocks at the door five times, the
Defendant opens the door. The Defendant attempts to squeeze past the door and close
it to prevent Officers from taking Darius Sullivan – who was present in the room – into
custody. Both Officer Bailey and Sgt. Rittmanic ask the Defendant over and over again