Several Springfield aldermen are suggesting that the destruction of police department internal affairs files, ahead of schedule, could constitute a felony.
Four aldermen have introduced an ordinance asking for the Attorney General to investigate the situation, and specifically whether the police department violated the Illinois Local Records Act when it shredded those documents.
The aldermen point out that such a violation could be a Class 4 felony. The ordinance goes before the committee of the whole this week.
Mayor Mike Houston has also sent his own letter to the Attorney General requesting an investigation of the matter.