CPD

FOIA: CPD Record Types

This request to Chicago Police Department (CPD) in 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: CPD Record Types[…]

Update

FOIA: OEMC Data Update

This is CJP’s every six month update to our data warehouse of call level data related to police call for service data. This data is created whenever a person places a call to 911 seeking to request police services. This data is colloquial know in the justice world as police call for service data. We Read more about FOIA: OEMC Data Update[…]

Clerk

FOIA: Chicago City Clerk

The Chicago Justice Project has two volunteer driven research projects that involve tracking the activities of different committees of the Chicago City Council through accessing Clerk data. This FOIA request was submitted because if you check the website for the Clerk you are only able to obtain agendas from committee meetings going back to the Read more about FOIA: Chicago City Clerk[…]

FOIA

FOIA: Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC)

This is CJP’s first major set of FOIA requests to the Illinois Department of Corrections, (IDOC). It is clearly well past time that this institution’s work be opened to the public. When you take in to account that IDOC incarcerated 38,259 people as of Jan 1, 2020 and that their fiscal year 2019 budget was Read more about FOIA: Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC)[…]

Disaggregating

Disaggregating the Police Function

Disaggregating the various functions of modern police agencies provides us the basis to start to reimagine how we might go about building better systems of layered responses to the social problems we have for too long left at the feet of policing agencies in American. Today‚Äôs episode features our Facebook Live conversation with Professor Barry Read more about Disaggregating the Police Function[…]

Abuse

Abuse of Media Covering Protests

In today’s episode we discuss the abuse suffered by credentialed media at the hands of local police forces. While police actions responding to protests have always been called in to question the ferociousness behind the abuse by municipal police departments across the county to local and national news outlets sure seemed different this time around. Read more about Abuse of Media Covering Protests[…]

Justice

Coordinated CPD Media Strategy

On May 15th several mainstream media outlets each published their own interview with CPD Superintendent David Brown in what can only be the result of a coordinated media strategy from the Department. When you review what was published by the various outlets they each make readers / viewers believe the interview was obtained through their Read more about Coordinated CPD Media Strategy[…]

COPA

FOIA: COPA Type of Records

This request to COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records COPA 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: COPA Type of Records[…]

OEMC

FOIA: OEMC Records Type

This request to OEMC in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records OEMC 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 records they maintain. This Read more about FOIA: OEMC Records Type[…]

Million Dollar

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks is an amazing website that details over a five year period how much money the State of Illinois spends on incarcerating people per block in Chicago. In this episode we feature an interview with researcher and author Dr. Dan Cooper from the Metropolitan Planning Council, who together with his colleague Dr. Read more about Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks[…]