“What’s terrifying is that what’s at risk – and not to be Chicken Little here – is that hundreds of thousands of thousands of records – of police misconduct records – can go up on smoke,” Futterman said, “and that means forever. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing Chicago Police officers, is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to allow them to destroy all police misconduct records older than five years.
“And it couldn’t come at a worse time,” Futterman said.
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