Collection

CPD Gang Data Collection Coverage

This is a collection of the media coverage of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) practices around the collection of data on gang membership. This issue is commonly referred to the CPD’s “gang database” although in reality the data the CPD collects around data collection spans multiple different data system. An important document everyone interested in Read more about CPD Gang Data Collection Coverage[…]

terms

FOIA: Committee Membership & Terms

This request is for data on the terms and membership on the Chicago City Council Committees that are related to police oversight and approval of civil settlements involving the Chicago Police Department and their officers. The terms and membership data will be used as part of our efforts to track the activities of these committees Read more about FOIA: Committee Membership & Terms[…]

Settlements

FOIA: Settlements & Judgments

The cost of civil settlements and judgments is a significant burden to Chicago taxpayers not to mention the impact of the behavior at the root of the litigation on Chicago’s communities. The Chicago Department of Law publishes reports that detail the settlements and judgments for every year from 2008 through 2020. These reports can be Read more about FOIA: Settlements & Judgments[…]

Board

FOIA: Police Board Membership Info

The Chicago Police Board fails to post the simplest data to their website so it forces us to file FOIA requests to obtain routine dates about membership of board members. They seem incapable of posting this information on their website. If you check the active board members you see will the new member listed along Read more about FOIA: Police Board Membership Info[…]

Sharon

Sharon Fairley on Police Reform in Chicago

This episode features a discussion with Sharon Fairley who is a professor from practice at the University of Chicago Law School a, former federal prosecutor, and the former chief administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) and Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). We discuss Sharon’s recent commentary published by the Chicago Tribune titled Read more about Sharon Fairley on Police Reform in Chicago[…]

President

FOIA: COPA FOP President Related Records

This FOIA request is being submitted to get more information about the circumstances that led to Chicago Police Officer and President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) John Catanzara being striped of his police powers while an internal investigation is conducted by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Catanzara was just recently elected President Read more about FOIA: COPA FOP President Related Records[…]

IDOC

FOIA: IDOC Record Types

This request to Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the IDOC maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types Read more about FOIA: IDOC Record Types[…]

Defender

FOIA: Public Defender Record Types

This request to Cook County Public Defender (CCPD) is one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the Public Defender maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the Read more about FOIA: Public Defender Record Types[…]

State

FOIA: Illinois State Police – Record Types

This request to Illinois State Police (ISP) is one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the CPD maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types of Read more about FOIA: Illinois State Police – Record Types[…]

SAO

FOIA: SAO Record Types

This request to Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the SAO maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the Read more about FOIA: SAO Record Types[…]