Public Safety Information Compliance Solutions Since 2008

Seven Illinois Police Officers Sue City Officials

Seven Aurora police officers and their families are suing the city and a former records manager in federal court over the alleged release of personal information to an imprisoned felon and known gang associate who the officers helped send to prison.

Labeling city employees’ conduct “extreme and outrageous,” a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court claims the City of Aurora wrongly released private, personal and protected information about the seven officers and investigators, including their names, home addresses, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and details about family members.

The city and former records manager Jo Ann Osberg should have known releasing that information would compromise the safety of the officers and their families, who are dealing with severe emotional distress as a result, according to the lawsuit.

“No reasonable person could be expected to endure the improper release of private and personal information to a convicted violent felon,” the lawsuit states.

The city and former records manager Jo Ann Osberg should have known releasing that information would compromise the safety of the officers and their families, who are dealing with severe emotional distress as a result, according to the lawsuit.

“No reasonable person could be expected to endure the improper release of private and personal information to a convicted violent felon,” the lawsuit states.

Original article

PRI Note: This is why we do extensive public records training!  Learn more.