Journal & Topics editor Todd Wessell subpoenaed to reveal source

April 20, 2018
Todd Wessell — editor at Journal & Topics Media Group in Des Plaines, Illinois — was issued a subpoena during a defamation lawsuit filed in 2017 by police Sgt. Michael Holdman against the city of Des Plaines, Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner, and police Sgt. John Rice.In 2015, Wessell wrote an article about Des Plaines police officers viewing a pornographic image on a department computer inside the Des Plaines Police Station. The article relied on an anonymous source who …