Tuesday, December 6, 2016


The Tribune filed a lawsuit Monday against the Chicago Police Department, complaining that it had not received public records it requested nearly a year ago related to the police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald.
The lawsuit said the Tribune filed a Freedom of Information Act request Dec. 17, 2015, seeking police employees' emails connected to the death of McDonald, who was shot 16 times in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder in the case, which inspired widespread protests a year ago when video of the shooting was released.
According to the lawsuit, the Police Department said the initial request by reporter Stacy St. Clair was "unduly burdensome." The Tribune scaled back its request twice and was told March 21 that it would receive 375 emails the next day, according to the suit. But they never arrived, the suit said.

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