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Journalist Sues Chicago Police For Withholding Records

A Chicago activist and journalist is suing the Chicago Police Department for not releasing records related to the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. In the lawsuit, Jamie Kalven said CPD is legally required to release detailed records from the Inspector General's investigation of the shooting. A Chicago Police Department spokesman said those reports are exempt from the state’s disclosure rules. Kalven said that in a previous lawsuit, an appellate court ruled that closed investigations of police misconduct are public record.

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