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Judge postpones Joliet detective's petition to expunge domestic battery case

David Jackson
David Jackson

A Will County judge decided not to make a ruling on whether to expunge the record of a Joliet detective whose domestic battery case was dismissed last July.

At a court hearing Friday, Judge Dave Carlson said he would not issue an order on the expungement petition filed by Detective David Jackson because he wanted to wait until the statute of limitations expired.

Jackson was charged with slamming his girlfriend to the ground March 9 at a residence in Crest Hill. A jury trial was scheduled for July 1 but Judge Ed Burmila dismissed the case when Jackson’s girlfriend was not willing to come forward in the case.

Jackson filed a petition July 2 to expunge the domestic battery case from his record.

Carlson said he would wait until the statute of limitations in Jackson’s case expired since prosecutors could refile the criminal charges against him.

Carlson scheduled the hearing on Jackson’s petition for September 2020, which is when the statute of limitations in his case is expected to cease.

Joliet police officials are conducting an internal investigation of Jackson. Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said Friday that the investigation had not yet been completed.

Jackson was represented in his domestic battery case by former Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes.

Policandriotes said the case should have been dismissed months before the trial because there was substantial evidence suggesting Jackson was innocent. She declined to elaborate on what that evidence was.

Crest Hill police said Jackson’s girlfriend claimed that the domestic battery incident stemmed from an argument the two of them had over her spending money.

Jackson “body slammed” her to the ground, police said.

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