Naperville police told to turn over information from professor's shooting death
The Illinois attorney general's public access office has instructed the Naperville Police Department to provide information regarding the shooting death of Matthew Lange on Jan. 27 at Scullen Middle School in Naperville, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
According to the ECW, the police department had rejected Edward Franckowiak's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for recordings of calls about the shooting as well as “radio traffic of cars that were involved on the day of the incident." The department told Franckowiak that it could not release information regarding on ongoing investigation.
Franckowiak appealed to the Public Access Bureau, which supported his claim.
“For the reasons stated below, the Public Access Bureau concludes that the Naperville Police Department improperly withheld records responsive to Mr. Edward Franckowiak’s March 14, 2017, FOIA request in their entireties, instead of providing redacted copies of records,” the bureau said in a letter to the Naperville police.
CBS reported on its website that Lange, an assistant professor of psychology at Lewis University, was found dead in his car in the middle school's parking lot.