Illinois Supreme Courtroom Says Police Misconduct Data Can not Be Destroyed Crime / Courts
Finally, in October that year, a district court judge issued an order overturning the arbitrator’s decision to enforce the contract. In doing so, he found that the language “violates a well-defined and dominant public policy for the storage of government records”.
It was under the Illinois Local Records Act, which required local governments and school districts to maintain public records without first obtaining permission from a Local Records Commission and demonstrating that the records “do not have sufficient administrative, legal, or fiscal value to permit continued safekeeping justify. “Violating this law is a class 4 crime.
The union argued in court that another law, the Public Labor Relations Act. It is said that whenever there is a conflict between this law or any collective agreement negotiated under this agreement and any other state law, labor law will prevail.
However, in its ruling on Wednesday, the court said there was a long-standing exception to this principle when the contract term “violates established public order norms”.
In the case of the police contract, the court found that laws requiring the retention of public records are a clear statement of public order. Or more precisely, in the State Records Act: “Government records are a form of property owned by the citizens and the State of Illinois.”