Springfield's Mayor is asking the Illinois Attorney General to investigate the destruction of internal affairs documents at the city's police department.
Mayor Mike Houston's letter acknowledges the files were destroyed
even though there were pending FOIA requests for the documents. In a letter to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Houston also states that only 30, not 72 files--as had been previously reported--were destroyed.
The Mayor's spokesman says that the letter was circulated to Aldermen Monday night... several aldermen had also been discussing a possible investigation into the controversy.