Former Chicago Police Superintendent, Phil Cline resigned due to Chicago Police misconduct now the State Police have issues.
Besides budget problems in this State, we now have State Police Problems
Madigan acts to bar release of ISP report
Asks court to quash subpoena in suit against Springfield
Yet another agency is objecting to release of the 2,300-page Illinois State Police report about alleged misconduct at the Springfield Police Department.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, whose office monitors compliance with state Freedom of Information laws, filed a motion to quash a subpoena seeking the report from the Illinois State Police in a pending federal lawsuit against the city of Springfield.
The attorney general’s office is representing state police in the case, in which a Springfield man, Larry Washington, and his girlfriend are suing the city and six former or current police officers. The plaintiffs claim their civil rights were violated when Washington was arrested on cocaine charges in March 2005.
The Washington case is just one of several forums in which lawyers, aldermen, members of the news media and others are seeking disclosure of the full Illinois State Police report.
Madigan’s motion states the subpoena should be thrown out because “it seeks privileged information pursuant to the law enforcement investigatory privilege.”
It also contends that the report is off limits because it is part of an ongoing investigation of criminal charges filed against one of former city police officer.
And a new Chicago Police incidentPolice fatally shoot teen; neighbors say he didn't have a gun.
There was hardly a hint that a man was killed by police hours earlier.
About midnight, Gresham District tactical officers tried to stop 21-year-old Johnny Goodwin at 82nd and Morgan streets to talk to him, but he ran into an alley and jumped over a fence into a back yard, where he ducked into a darkened stairwell, police said.
When Goodwin came up, he had a gun pointed at police and refused to drop it, causing officers to shoot him to death, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. A .38-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene, she said.
The initial investigation into the shooting indicated it was justified, Bond said.
Just a few blocks away, at 83rd and Morgan streets in the Auburn Gresham community, Goodwin's mother stood in her doorway, leaning on the doorjamb for support. Janet Goodwin said her son did not carry a gun or keep one in their home -- and the cops had no reason to shoot him.
"I know he didn't have a gun,'' his mother said. "He was the type to fight with fists.''
Her reaction echoed comments from relatives and neighbors of Aaron Harrison, an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Chicago police two weeks ago.
Johnny Goodwin was the 26th person this year to be shot by police, officials said. He had been arrested nine times on charges that included aggravated assault, gambling and drug possession. Court records show he had one conviction for soliciting an unlawful business.