Chicago judges decide to keep officers' names secret


Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A two-year legal battle to open up disciplinary records of Chicago police officers suffered a setback today when a panel of federal judges decided to keep the files secret -- denying an attempt by a journalist and 28 aldermen to open thousands of documents to public scrutiny.

The fight over the files has unfolded amid a broader public debate about police oversight in the city, with some critics suggesting the files would reveal evidence of police department leaders ignoring rogue cops for years.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
  1. Tags
  2. Media Relations
  3. Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs
  4. Officer-Involved Shootings
  5. Patrol Issues

Recommended Legal

Join the discussion