Some police departments keep names of those arrested secret

4:30 PM, Apr. 27, 2013
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Some police agencies in the state are withholding the names and other information about people they arrest, looking to a little-known Illinois court case with potentially far-reaching implications for Wisconsin residents.

The change in policy stems from a privacy case in which a federal court ruled that police violated a man's privacy when they wrote information obtained through the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on a parking ticket left on the man's vehicle. The case, Senne v. Village of Palatine (Ill.), is the root of what Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of ...

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