News

Sheriff’s Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaks Now Closed

Sheriff’s Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaks Now Closed

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

What appeared to be an improper leak of information from the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is unfounded, according to Undersheriff Jack Campbell.

The department’s Internal Affairs division says a clerical error in the County Circuit Clerk’s office is to blame. Documents regarding a murder investigation were, in fact, properly released to a local blogger.

“What we’ve learned is that document that our investigator was looking for in the Circuit Clerk’s office couldn’t be found at that time,” says Campbell. “What I found out, in talking to [Circuit Clerk] Tony Libri was that there is a big all-encompassing process with all this paperwork moving from our office, to the state’s attorney’s office, to the clerk’s office.”

Jason Sharp was murdered earlier this year on South Whittier in Springfield. Campbell says those working an investigation would not release information if it wouldn’t further an active case.

Sheriff Neil Williamson considers the matter closed.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: I’m Better Than Quinn for Black Business

Fresh
Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Says he hired many African-Americans when he ran GTCR

in Local

Weather Conditions Help Advance Crops

Fresh
crops

Vast majority in good or excellent condition

in Local

The Case Builds for Locks and Dams

Fresh
local_news_generic

Business, political interests meet on Chicago River

in Local

Springfield Is Big Gainer in Latino Population

Fresh
local_news_generic

State's growth rate lags

in Local

Train Hits Car in Taylorville

Fresh
local_news_generic

Kathleen Rhodes, 66, is victim