- The Illinois Supreme Court says it's not necessarily a crime for a police dispatcher to warn drug dealers about law enforcement activity.
The court has overturned the conviction of Carmecita Williams, a dispatcher in the Chicago suburb of Glenwood. She had been found guilty of official misconduct for alerting someone to police activity near his location.
Williams appealed. She admits violating the police department's rules but says that's not the same thing as breaking the law.
The Supreme Court agreed Thursday.
In a unanimous opinion, the justices say there was no law requiring Williams to keep the information secret. Without a law covering her actions, they say she can't be guilty of official misconduct.
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