Another agency is taking a look at the Springfield police file shredding scandal… and the actions of top city officials leading up to the destruction of those internal affairs records.
The Illinois Times reports that the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has subpoenaed information from Springfield City Hall as it investigates an unnamed “attorney John Doe” in relation to the case.
At least two attorneys on the city’s legal staff… including outgoing Corporation Counsel Mark Cullen… were involved in discussion of the plan to shred those documents ahead of schedule, in possible violation of state law.
The ARDC is the panel that oversees the conduct of lawyers. It can sanction attorneys who violate legal or ethical standards.