Writing the first letter within their June report, president Kevin Graham focused on the ongoing contract negotiations between the city and the FOP as well as the consent decree. While like several other issued statements, Graham describes the negotiation as a “roadblock from the city,” and “intimate that police are out of control.” Of the Read more about FOP Watch: Examining FOP Executives’ response to Consent Decree[…]
FOP officials directly call out Megan Crepeau and Eric Zorn, maintaining that Crepeau “whitewashes powerful evidence the Chicago Tribune falsely claimed, as part of their anti-police efforts, Chicago Police officers coerced confessions from accused killers.” The blog post was written in response to Crepeau’s latest coverage of Judge Leroy Martin rejecting an amicus brief by Read more about FOP Watch: Chicago Tribune’s Boudreau coverage fuels tension of anti-police narrative[…]
This articles covers the FOP open letter to Mayor Lightfoot demonstrating the FOP’s anti-police paranoia.
A northside blog use of bad data analysis underscores the need for a more authoritative entity to analyze gun violence data holistically and release reports as these blogs are failing Chicago’s communities badly.
Even the most passive observer of the administration of justice in Chicago can recognize the level of influence the Fraternal Order of Police union, (FOP), has among the media and policymakers in Chicago. The FOP represents the thousands of Chicago Police Department patrol officers. The FOP does not have a history in Chicago that would Read more about FOP Watch[…]
It has been over one year since former Chicago Police detective Kenneth Boudreau’s three hour defense on the witness stand denying up to 40 instances of abuse during police interrogations. After his initial testimony, Boudreau stood with his lawyer and Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Martin Preib and addressed Larry Yellen of Fox 32 Read more about FOP Watch: Update on FOP Response to Boudreau cases[…]
CJP’s Justice 13 Mayoral Candidate Survey results.
On Wednesday July 25 32nd ward Alderman Scott Waguespack introduced our Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance. This ordinance is a giant step forward in 3 major areas: 1. It provides our City Council with wide-ranging information about civil litigation settlements and judgements stemming from police misconduct litigation. Alderman will no longer be pressured to vote Read more about Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance[…]
Here is the content of our latest FOIA requesting data on part 1 index crimes from the Chicago Police Department because they still have refused to publish annual reports for the years 2011-2016. If they respond the same way they have been responding to our FOIAs it is a very good chance this FOIA will Read more about Chicago Police Department FOIA Index Crimes[…]
On Tuesday, May 22nd the Chicago Justice Project filed took their transparency fight to court by filing a 10 complaint in state court against the Chicago Police Department for widespread violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The complaint details a pattern by the Department of either completely ignoring requests or only providing minimal Read more about CJP Takes Transparency Fight Against CPD to Court[…]