Friday, November 23, 2012

Pamela Jacobazzi: (Illinois); "Shaken baby syndrome" case; Medill Innocence Project idenied police records; Appeal to State's Attorney General.

STORY:  "Medill Innocence Project seeks police records from '94 case," by Allison Flowers, published by the Project on November 21, 2012: Denied reords, Northwestern journalism students appeal to the Illinois Attorney General.

GIST: "The Medill Innocence Project is fighting to gain access to police records after Bartlett, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago, declined to release documents from an 18-year-old murder case Northwestern University journalism students are investigating. Students quickly responded by appealing to the Illinois Attorney General. The state’s attorney in DuPage County is now seeking a protective order from a Circuit Court judge in DuPage that may keep Bartlett from being compelled to release the records. Last month, students in an investigative journalism class, supported by the Medill Innocence Project, submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Bartlett Police Department, requesting all public documents related to the investigation of a 2 year old’s head trauma in 1994 and death a year later. Pamela Jacobazzi, 57, a former DuPage County daycare worker, is serving 32 years in prison for allegedly shaking and injuring the child; she is set to be released in 2018. Jacobazzi maintains her innocence. She awaits a hearing scheduled next May to see if she will be granted a new trial in DuPage County. Several weeks ago, Bartlett, with a population of more than 41,000 about 30 miles from Chicago, denied the Medill Innocence Project’s FOIA request........."
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