Springfield – Illinois State Police Officials today released Freedom of Information (FOIA) documents regarding the Illinois State Police’s investigation pertaining to the death of Timothy Davlin.
On January 25, 2011, Illinois State Police released 146 pages of documents requested through the FOIA process but released and redacted certain information in its efforts to be transparent and responsive to community concerns. The Agency acted accordingly under the law, citing private information and an unwarranted invasion of privacy for the deceased and immediate family members.
Today, Illinois State Police are releasing an additional 126 pages of documents requested through the FOIA process. It should also be noted that as a result of changes in the FOIA law, the Department’s request for pre-authorization was pending, preventing the release of information. The Department is now able to proceed with its response by releasing these additional documents.
The Illinois State Police has made every effort to respect the investigative and legal process throughout this investigation. The Agency has also been diligent in its efforts to balance the Freedom of Information process with the unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.