Issue Brief: Long Term Costs of Police Staffing Increases

With all the media coverage on the question of whether or not to hire more Chicago Police Officers, nobody has talked about the financial costs to the city. Through this issue brief, we have. All quick solutions to enduring and persistent social ills invariably have long-term consequences, not just for those experiencing the worst of Read more about Issue Brief: Long Term Costs of Police Staffing Increases[…]

Issue Brief: IPRA Review – More Access Needed

Analysis of IPRA’s first four years of operations uncovers that their rate of sustaining citizen complaints against CPD officers is identical to its predecessor and also hundreds of taser investigations they are required to conduct by city ordinance are not being completed. We urge the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) to move towards releasing case-level Read more about Issue Brief: IPRA Review – More Access Needed[…]

Issue Brief: Update to Chicago Police Board 10-Year Analysis

Updated analysis of Police Board decisions with additional analysis of both agenda items from the Committee on Police and Fire from 2006-2009 and litigation payouts related to police related litigation from four largest cities in America. As a follow-up to our 2009 study titled “Chicago Police Board: A Ten-Year Analysis,” CJP has analyzed Board decisions from Read more about Issue Brief: Update to Chicago Police Board 10-Year Analysis[…]

Issue Brief: “Inside” vs. “Outside” Homicides

This issue brief covering the topic of domestic violence and domestic related calls for service was completed in collaboration with the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network. A full copy of the Issue Brief is available here. Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis was quoted in May 2010 as saying that he believes the Chicago Police Department Read more about Issue Brief: “Inside” vs. “Outside” Homicides[…]

Issue Brief: General Assembly Attempts Rollbacks of Public Access Law

Illinois’ General Assembly quickly and quietly introduces and passes legislation to bar the public access to their government. Issue Brief published March 2010. Full version of the issue brief available here Statement from the Executive Director: State legislatures play a crucial role in determining the public’s ability to access records and data produced by their Read more about Issue Brief: General Assembly Attempts Rollbacks of Public Access Law[…]