Lawsuit seeks details of Ald. Burke's security team

January 6, 2011 2:36:11 PM PST
The Better Government Association is suing the Chicago Police Department over records related to Alderman Ed Burke's security detail.

The BGA filed a Freedom of Information Act request in August asking for the details about the officer assigned to Burke.

The association says it wants to know the size and the cost of the detail.

According to published reports, the police department says that granting the request would "defeat the purpose of security by providing potential threats with information that could then be used to subvert the department's efforts."