Criminal Justice Project Sues Anita Alvarez in Wake of Two-year FOIA Battle for Data on Criminal Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Cook County State’s Attorney ignores FOIA obligations despite unanimous Illinois Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors’ offices are bound by Freedom of Information Act.
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--December 17, 2015.  Despite a growing public outcry over lack of transparency and accountability from local criminal justice agencies, for over two years Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has stonewalled a leading local transparency project seeking data on the office’s prosecution of sexual assault cases.

The Chicago Justice Project -- the CJP -- sought to work collaboratively with Alvarez for almost two years as part of CJP’s 

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