When the neighbor across the way from the castle in Fox River Grove got irritated by people parking on the street, she turned to a neighbor from Boone County’s Candlewick Lake subdivision for help.
The neighbor jotted down the license plate numbers of those visiting the castle.
Then she asked her recreational home’s neighbor, Jennifer Martin, who was on the Chicago Police force to find out who owned the vehicles.
Martin used her access to official records to fulfill the neighbor’s request.
The internal investigations people at the Chicago Police Department opened an investigation on Martin and, as a result, Martin lost her job.
When this news first was reported a couple of months ago, I filed a Freedom of Information request with the Chicago Police Department for a picture of Martin.
The Chicago PD refused to supply it.
Considering the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department had never given me a problem when I asked for deputies’, I found this strange.
I appealed the rejection to the Public Access Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
That resulted in a request for an explanation for the request denial to the Chicago Police Department’s Freedom of Information Officer.
After a while, the picture you see above arrived in an envelope.
As you can see, it was folded in half.
Woodstock attorney Robert Hanlon in the Federal civil case filed against the neighbor by the castle owner.