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City won’t appeal to keep complaints vs. cops secret

“By allowing access these records Chicago Police Department will further demonstrate thit takes allegations police misconduct seriously” Chicago Police Supt.

“By allowing access to these records, the Chicago Police Department will further demonstrate that it takes allegations of police misconduct seriously,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said of decision not to appeal. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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In a major policy turnabout, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will make citizen complaints against Chicago Police officers available for public scrutiny, according to city officials. In March, a state appeals court ruled the city couldn’t keep the records secret and the city vowed to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. But on Friday, city officials said they won’t appeal after all...READ MORE

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