Chicago Police Department Ordered to Release Nearly 50 Years of Complaint Files
Ruling that the Chicago Police Department had failed to comply with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, Cook County Judge Alison Conlon has given the Department until the end of 2020 to hand over nearly a half-century’s worth of documents. The documents—unreleased files pertaining to allegations of police misconduct from 1967 to 2015—were ordered in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit filed by a man convicted of a quadruple murder in the 1980s who served over 20 years in jail. The FOIA request and lawsuit was filed “in order to help him discover evidence of his innocence and to preserve and disseminate evidence of innocence to others wrongfully convicted.” If you or a loved one have had your civil rights violated, Grant & Eisenhofer can help investigate your claim and may be able to help you seek compensation for your damages. Call (855) 244-2031 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.