Woman acquitted of secretly recording Chicago cops

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CHICAGO (AP) — A woman accused of eavesdropping for secretly recording an interview with two Chicago police internal affairs investigators has been acquitted of the charge.

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman accused of eavesdropping for secretly recording an interview with two Chicago police internal affairs investigators has been acquitted of the charge.

Tiawanda Moore recorded the investigators while filing a sexual harassment complaint against a Chicago police officer. The 20-year-old Indiana woman testified she did it because the investigators were trying to convince her to not go file her complaint.

Moore claims the officer fondled her and gave her his telephone number while on a domestic battery call.

Defense attorney Robert Johnson says Moore’s action was protected under an exemption in the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which allows recording of conversations without the consent of all parties when someone believes a crime is being or about to be committed.

The jury took less than an hour Wednesday to acquit Moore.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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