Chicago police Officer Ella French (Chicago Police Department)

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday new federal legislation targeting the straw purchasing of firearms, nearly a year after a Chicago police officer was fatally shot with such a weapon during a traffic stop in Englewood.

Chicago police Officer Ella French (@TomAhernCPD / Twitter)

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said the order bars “the city of Chicago and its entities” from releasing any materials related to the fatal shooting of police Officer Ella French under the Freedom of Information Act or the city’s transparency policy.

Chicago police Officer Ella French (@TomAhernCPD / Twitter)

A crowd of Chicago residents gathered Wednesday evening to remember of Ella French, a Chicago police officer fatally shot during a traffic stop.

Chicago police Officer Ella French (@TomAhernCPD / Twitter)

The 21-year-old Chicago man who allegedly shot and killed Officer Ella French during a traffic stop Saturday has been ordered held without bail and remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest. His brother, who has also been charged, was held without bail during a separate hearing.

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown speaks at a news conference announcing charges in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police officer on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (WTTW News)

Emonte Morgan, 21, and his brother Eric Morgan, 22, each face criminal charges stemming from the Saturday night shooting in West Englewood that left one police officer dead and another in critical condition.