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Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — The Committee on Public Safety met at city hall Friday to consider Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s desired appointment of Andrea Zopp to the Chicago Police Board. While the city met the established guidelines of releasing information about the meeting 48 hours prior, members of the public voiced their concerns that the Read more about Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.[…]

Andrea Zopp could be added to The Chicago Police Board by Friday Nov. 17

BREAKING: Andrea Zopp is set to be named the newest member of the Chicago Police Board on Friday, pending a City Council meeting. The document obtained by The Chicago Justice Project on Wednesday appears to confirm a Nov. 17 meeting at 9:45 a.m. The meeting will take place in Room 201A, second floor of City Read more about Andrea Zopp could be added to The Chicago Police Board by Friday Nov. 17[…]

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Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — Just months after its inception, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is already severely handicapped. With a budget that is over $1 million short, a chief administrator vacancy, and a huge backlog of cases, COPA is facing an uphill battle. Mayor Rahm Emanuel named 18 individuals to be added Read more about Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands[…]

Chicago Residents Gather at October Police Board Meeting to Remember Laquan McDonald

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — “Laquan McDonald was a young black man who was killed by the police! And we gonna fight all day and night until he rests in peace!” Outside Chicago Police Headquarters, Thursday, a crowd of close to two hundred repeatedly and lyrically chanted the mantra, with increasing fervor.  They were there to observe Read more about Chicago Residents Gather at October Police Board Meeting to Remember Laquan McDonald[…]

Chicago, Meet COPA — A Brand New Police Accountability Agency

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — With the nation’s eye focused on Chicago, Mayor Emmanuel has been forced to make some changes.  After receiving help from former Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley, COPA — Civilian Office of Police Accountability — has officially launched. Although COPA is off the ground, there are many residents that still don’t fully Read more about Chicago, Meet COPA — A Brand New Police Accountability Agency[…]

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OEMC Call For Police Service Data FOIA

The following FOIA request was filed on 9/13/17 Please provide the following records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act in digital machine ready format: 1. All police call for service data maintained by the Office of Emergency Management & Communications for the time frame of Jan 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. Read more about OEMC Call For Police Service Data FOIA[…]

The Community Outreach Program – a new phase of the Chicago Justice Project

Chicago – one of the pride & joys of our country – currently suffers from a plague of violence, corruption and the lack of honest justice. The Chicago Justice Project, an organization dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability in the Chicago justice systems, has worked tirelessly to seek information about justice officials and report findings Read more about The Community Outreach Program – a new phase of the Chicago Justice Project[…]