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PEORIA - Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis has been forced to explain his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name.
Ardis, who was angry about the account, filed a criminal complaint. As a result, an investigation was launched and police raided a private home last week seizing computers and phones.
Nobody was charged over the Twitter account, which had already been shut down at the time of the raid.
At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, citizens and council members criticized Ardis for what they felt was an abuse of power.
In his defense, Ardis said he acted because he "felt" he was "a victim of sexual doggerel and filth."