Attorney General’s office denies giving OK to shred Springfield police files

Illinois State Police on Tuesday released hundreds of pages of documents and hours' worth of audio recordings from its lengthy investigation into the Springfield Police Department’s 2013 file-shredding scandal, revealing apparent contradictions among city personnel about how and why things happened the way they did.

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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.

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