Glen Ellyn - College of DuPage -
Twenty-one months after the Glen Ellyn Police Department improperly redacted information Kirk Allen requested, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor finally made a determination.
On April 13, 2016, the AG's PAC determined that the Glen Ellyn Police Department's redaction of the arrest records of (College of DuPage Trustee) Erin Birt (Clay) was in violation of the Freedom of Information Act. Kirk Allen first requested the records on June 11, 2014.
The PAC asked the Glen Ellyn PD to provide the requested records to Mr. Allen, stating that "although the information may be highly personal to Ms. Birt, her interest in privacy is outweighed by the public interest in disclosure of the reasons for her arrest - which is a matter of public record - as well as the manner in which the arresting officer performed his duties.".
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