State police release prelimary details of shredding scandal investigation

Illinois State Police investigators interviewed 20 witnesses and reviewed thousands of documents as part of their investigation into the Springfield Police Department's destruction of internal affairs records, newly released documents show.

A seven-page memorandum outlining a timeline of key dates and excerpts of the state police investigation was released to The State Journal-Register on Friday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The report precedes the release of an 837-page, partially redacted case file — along with several audio files — that state police plan to release Tuesday. Continue>>>