Update: FOIA Fight

By Alison Flowers
The Medill Justice Project

As part of its continuing attempt to obtain Bartlett Police Department records in a nearly 20-year-old murder case, the Medill Innocence Project has responded to a recent letter the Village of Bartlett’s Freedom of Information office wrote to the Illinois attorney general’s office.

Last October, the Medill Innocence Project first sought police records related to the investigation of an infant’s head trauma in 1994 and death a year later. Pamela Jacobazzi, 57, a former DuPage County daycare worker, is serving 32 years in prison for allegedly shaking and injuring the child. She awaits a hearing scheduled in May to see if she will be granted a new trial in DuPage County. A judge issued a temporary protective order barring the police records from being released.

Read the Medill Innocence Project’s latest response here. Learn more about the fight for records in this case here.

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