IL: Woman who recorded cops acquitted of felony eavesdropping charges

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August 31, 2011
Chicago Tribune    
Posted in LAND News, News

"Frustrated, Tiawanda Moore quietly flipped on the recorder on her BlackBerry as she believed that two Chicago police internal affairs investigators were trying to talk her into dropping her sexual harassment complaint against a patrol officer. But Moore was the one who ended up in trouble -- criminally charged with violating an obscure state eavesdropping law that makes audio recording of police officers without their consent a felony offense. On Wednesday, though, a Criminal Court jury quickly repudiated the prosecution's case, taking less than an hour to acquit Moore on both eavesdropping counts." (08/25/11)

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