The Police Don’t Need Quinn to Protect Them!

Posted: August 15, 2010 by pillowfiends in FOIA-Freedom of Information Act, Police Misconduct

This is troubling to see. The public’s right to IL FOIA needs to be protected; not the police!

Our Opinion: FOIA should apply to police

“…In one sense, Quinn on Monday stood up for openness in Illinois government and struck down a bill that would have severely weakened the revised Freedom of Information Act that went into effect Jan. 1…But in the next paragraph of his veto message, Quinn proposes to prohibit the release of evaluations of all law enforcement officers in the state…If disclosed, these evaluations could be used by criminal suspects or defendants to undermine a police investigation or attack the credibility and integrity of a police officer,” Quinn wrote. He said that by exempting law enforcement evaluations from public scrutiny, he is “ensuring and promoting public safety while maintaining the integrity of the criminal justice system…”

Posted Jul 28, 2010 @ 12:03 AM

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