Earlier this year, John Larkin accused police and prosecutors of eavesdropping on a constitutionally protected discussion between Larkin and his former lawyers. A judge later shot down Larkin’s request to throw out the charge pending against him because of the recording.
Activists who have been protesting in Chicago claim they have proof that police have been using so-called Stingray technology to eavesdrop on their phones, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Illinois lawmakers have defeated a measure to allow private citizens to make audio recordings of police officers on the job.
For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.
A judge on Friday tossed out the controversial Illinois eavesdropping law, which makes it a crime to record police officers, according to a published report.