Chicago Reader: Public outcry kills proposed FOIA law tweak that would’ve hidden police misconduct records

Chicago Reader: Public outcry kills proposed FOIA law tweak that would’ve hidden police misconduct records. “On Monday, April 23, within hours of Democratic state rep Anthony Deluca filing a bill to amend Illinois’s Freedom of Information law, a crescendo of opposition arose from civil rights lawyers and government transparency advocates. The amendment would’ve made misconduct complaints against police officers (and other records associated with pending criminal cases) off-limits in FOIA requests. Dozens of opponents filed witness slips, written statements, against this suggested change, and ultimately DeLuca backed down: he decided he would not be calling the bill for a debate.”

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