Aggregate

FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service

Here is a FOIA we filed seeking aggregate calls for police service with the Chicago Police Department. In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act please provide copies of the following records: A. Records that detail the aggregate total number of calls for Chicago police Department services for the years of 2011-2106. Please make Read more about FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service[…]

bail reform

Bail Not Designed as Punishment

What is the purpose of bail? I ask because, aside from the Jussie Smollett spectacle, bail reform is the key issue in the race for Cook County State’s Attorney, a race featuring Kim Foxx, a leader in national bail reform, trying to fend of three challengers in this week’s democratic primary. It’s a question worth Read more about Bail Not Designed as Punishment[…]

Alternative Media

Alternative Media – Same Bad Reporting

The idea behind the need for alternative media is that the alternative is supposed to be better than the regular. In Chicago when it comes to crime reporting, which is all the rage now, nobody does more of it than the Crime in Wriglyville and Boystown Blogish thing now going by CWB Chicago. If you Read more about Alternative Media – Same Bad Reporting[…]

Carjacking

NBC 5’s Pretty Carjacking Report

The reason we have journalists is to provide well rounded context to government data so the public is in a better position to assess the quality of the services provided by our government agencies. Katy Smyser’s recent post titled “NBC 5 Investigates Tracked 110 Carjacking in Chicago Over the First 7 Weeks of 2020” for Read more about NBC 5’s Pretty Carjacking Report[…]

law

FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to City Law Department

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the City of Chicago Law Department in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Chicago’s Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA we filed with the City of Chicago Law Department Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to City Law Department[…]

Mayor

FOIA: Muhammad FOIA to Office of the Mayor

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Chicago’s Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA we filed with the Office of the Mayor on Read more about FOIA: Muhammad FOIA to Office of the Mayor[…]

Chicago

FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Department

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Police Department in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Chicago’s Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA to COPA filed on 2/18/2020. In accordance with Definitions and Instructions Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Department[…]

Questionable

Questionable Plea Deal Requires Transparency

In Mid December the news broke that the City of Chicago had cut a questionable plea deal of sorts with Sgt. Khalil Muhammad. Muhammad was scheduled to go in front of the Chicago Police Board before his plea deal was cut. There has been almost no information that has been made public to explain why Read more about Questionable Plea Deal Requires Transparency[…]

Khalil

FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to COPA

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Police Board in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA to COPA filed on 2/15/2020. In accordance with Definitions and Instructions below Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to COPA[…]

Muhammad

FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Board

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Police Board in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA to the Chicago Police Board filed on 2/15/2020. In accordance with Definitions Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Board[…]