CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND)- Illinois State Police have released newly unredacted records related to a 2016 manhunt that began in Mahomet and ended in Pope County.
Authorities say Dracy “Clint” Pendleton shot a Mahomet police officer in May 2016 and fled to Southern Illinois. Pendleton died after a gunfight with authorities days later.
After an initial public records request for documents related to the manhunt and shootout, the Champaign News-Gazette received around 1,200 pages of documents. The newspaper appealed redactions made to field reports about the gunfight, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor ruled that many of those redaction were improper.