FOP Watch: Chicago Tribune’s Boudreau coverage fuels tension of anti-police narrative

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[…]

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FOP Watch

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[…]

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FOP Watch: Update on FOP Response to Boudreau cases

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[…]

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Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance

This innovative legislation lifts the veil of secrecy on police misconduct litigation settlements and judgments while creating an entirely new regiment of responsibility for the City Council and the police accountability system in Chicago. Upon passing this legislation will be the best practice cities around the country emulate. Chicago’s communities deserve nothing less. The Police Read more about Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance[…]

CJP Takes Transparency Fight Against CPD to Court

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[…]

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Cook County Sheriff FOIA Number One

This is the first request filed as part of our 2018 FOIA Campaign. Our target for this year’s campaign is the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office staffs and administers Cook County Jail, guards the courts throughout Cook County, runs the Sheriff’s Police. There is far too little information about the daily operations of Read more about Cook County Sheriff FOIA Number One[…]