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Chicago Police union wants file release delayed

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The union that represents Chicago police wants a judge to delay the release of officer misconduct files.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Fraternal Order of Police filed an injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court. The union's request comes after the Chicago Police Department announced a new policy that would make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct.

The union says the lists of the names of officers accused of misconduct could be inaccurate and "unfairly and vexatiously harm" named police officers. The union wants release of the lists delayed until it has reviewed them.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office earlier this month announced the city would release the files, ending a legal fight over Chicago's policy of exempting them from Freedom of Information Act laws.

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