The ball is now in State’s Attorney John Milhiser’s court over the Springfield police department’s destruction of internal affairs files. But Milhiser may also have to kick it away to someone else.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office declined to open an investigation of the matter, saying that if criminal charges were warranted, the state’s attorney would have jurisdiction.
Springfield Alderman Sam Cahnman says Milhiser may also have to step away from the case… because of the close working relationship between prosecutors and Springfield police. Milhiser says he is reviewing the case.