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Watchdogs sue City of Bloomington under Freedom of Information Act –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On December 8, 2019

Bloomington, IL. (ECWd) –

After several attempts at gaining access to certain public records of the Bloomington Police Department, it appears our only course of action was to file a lawsuit in McLean County Circuit Court under the Freedom of Information Act.

The records at issue are complaints and investigative records of a complaint filed against Bloomington Police Officer Curtis Squires.

Squires is currently working for the McLean County Court Services in the Courthouse.

What we know now is that Squires was under investigation after a complaint was filed by the assistant police chief. He “resigned” after being stripped of police powers and prior to completion of the investigation and to any adjudication of the complaint – which means that the complaint and all of the investigative records are open to public inspection – but Bloomington thinks otherwise.

Read the Complaint below, as filed on November 26, 2019:

ECWd v Bloomington



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  • Mary
    Posted at 00:23h, 09 December

    Excellent job. Thank you.

  • Jen B.
    Posted at 16:18h, 20 February

    Any updates on this case?