The Illinois State Police provided no answers to the following two questions submitted as Freedom of Information requests:
- any affidavit issued to obtain permission for a search warrant relating to Kim Zinke,
- any search warrant relating to Kim Zinke in your department’s possession.
The reason for providing no information can be seen below:
…the Illinois State Police Freedom of Information Officer, Lieutenant Steve Lyddon, is denying your request for the reasons outlined below:
- 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a) – Disclosure of some of the information you have requested is prohibited by federal or State law or rules and regulations implementing such laws.
- o Pursuant to the Illinois Supreme Court Rule 412 G);Informants. “Disclosure of an informant’s identity shall not be required where his identity is a prosecution secret and a failure to disclose will not infringe the constitutional rights of the accused ….”
- 5 ILCS 140/2.15(c) – The information requested, if disclosed, would interfere with a pending law enforcement proceeding. This case is still pending adjudication.
- 5 ILCS 14017(1)(d)(i) – The information requested, if disclosed, would interfere with pending or actually and reasonably contemplated law enforcement proceeding conducted by law enforcement or correctional agency.
- 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(d)(iii) – The information requested could create a substantial likelihood that a person will be deprived of a fair trial or an impartial hearing if the information were made public, as this case has not yet been adjudicated.
- 5 ILCS 14017(1)(d)(vii) – The information requested would obstruct a current and ongoing criminal investigation. The case or cases pertaining to your request is currently under review and Illinois State Police is expecting to be required to gather additional information regarding the case up to and until a verdict has been reached. Therefore, the case or cases pertaining to your request is considered an ongoing investigation.