A new law in Maryland opens to the public more police disciplinary records. According to a Nov. 24, 2021, report in The Washington Post, the new law has left police departments scrambling to respond to new records requests. Advocates for open records and police accountability applaud the law. “The inability to obtain records in police […]
A circuit court judge will decide this week whether to force the Horry County Police Department to release the personnel files of two former officers to a lawyer representing a woman who has accused former detective Allen Large of sexual assault.
The attorney is also seeking citizen complaints and internal affairs files about all HCPD employees accused of making unwanted sexual advances or sexual abuse.
If the unions that represent Chicago's police officers had their way, the records of hundreds of thousands of citizen complaints against cops would have been fed into the shredder by now.
They wouldn't be available for the U.S. Department of Justice as it tries to determine whether police have routinely engaged in behavior that violates the civil rights of citizens. They'd be gone.