Ten months later, Chicago PD is still investigating the incident. Moore, on the other hand, was arrested the very same afternoon.
Her crime? At some point in her conversations with internal affairs investigators, Moore grew frustrated with their attempts to intimidate her. So she began to surreptitiously record the interactions on her Blackberry. In Illinois, it is illegal to record people without their consent, even (and as it turns out, especially) on-duty police officers.
“This is someone who is already scared from being harassed by an officer in uniform,” said Johnson. “If the police won’t even take her complaint, how else is a victim of police abuse supposed to protect herself?”
via Chicago State’s Attorney Lets Bad Cops Slide, Prosecutes Citizens Who Record Them.
As Chicago prepares to welcome its new police superintendent, Newark Police Department Director Garry McCarthy, federal authorities have launched an investigation into the New Jersey department–months after the American Civil Liberties Union complained of rampant misconduct and lax internal oversight.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says the probe will look into allegations of excessive force, discriminatory policing and poor treatment of detainees in holding cells. They will also investigate whether officers retaliate against those who legally observe, or record, police activity.
The assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division says the department did a preliminary investigation before deciding to launch a formal probe.
via Newark Police Department Investigated As Director Garry McCarthy Heads To Chicago.