An Illinois State Police investigation into last year’s file shredding scandal in the Springfield Police Department is apparently still active.
Mayor Mike Houston says he spoke to someone who said he was questioned by state police investigators for three hours, just last week. Houston did not identify the individual, but says it shows that there is a real, ongoing investigation into the matter.
Houston says he’s gotten no indication of when the investigation will be complete, but vows to use its findings to discipline any current city employees who are found to have done something wrong. Several top city officials who had been implicated in the scandal have since retired or resigned.