Social Justice & Diversity

Justices Deny Chicago Police Dispute Over Misconduct Records

Jan. 11, 2021, 2:33 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a dispute over a provision in a police union’s collective bargaining agreement that required the city of Chicago to destroy police misconduct records.

The justices said on Monday they won’t consider whether the Illinois Supreme Court was correct in overturning arbitration awards ordering the city and a Fraternal Order of Police affiliate to negotiate how and when the files should be destroyed.

The state high court ruled the labor contract’s record destruction provision violated a state law and public policy favoring the retention of public records and oversight of the destruction and maintenance...

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