Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Destroy Police Misconduct Records

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the ruling “entirely the right decision.”

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A Chicago police officer pictured on May 22, 2020. On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled TK TK TK. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
photo of a police vest
A Chicago police officer pictured on May 22, 2020. On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled TK TK TK. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Destroy Police Misconduct Records

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the ruling “entirely the right decision.”

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an effort by Chicago’s police union to destroy thousands of police complaint records that are more than five years old.

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