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Peoria Police Misconduct Report Sought

Fri, 02 May 2014 14:10:42 CDT
By: AP

The Journal Star newspaper in Peoria wants a judge to order city officials to release a police report written by an officer who alleges misconduct. The Illinois attorney general's office has ruled the report isn't exempt from the state's Freedom of Information laws. The city claims that it is. The report was written by a sergeant last July and includes allegations of on-duty misconduct. The city has said it wouldn't release the report because it relates to ongoing disciplinary issues. Assistant city attorney Syed Ahmad says he has not seen the newspaper's lawsuit and cannot comment. The newspaper wants a judge to order the city to release the report along with attorney fees and possible civil penalties.

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