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Committee on Public Safety: 20-year Analysis

A 20-year analysis of agenda items from Chicago's Committee on Public Safety reveals a lack of oversight and regulation of police.

CJP’s Policy Recommendations For Accountability and Transparency

Overview: A component of our efforts at the Chicago Justice Project is monitoring and analyzing policy and legislative trends on public safety in Chicago. Our Legislative Agenda for Accountability and Transparency aims to bring about a more just, community-driven, and evidence-based policing and police accountability system in Chicago. A .pdf of the report is attached […]

Third Try for Catanzara Misconduct Files FOIA

The Chicago Police Department seems intent on denying CJP access to the misconduct files of Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara. CJP originally filed a FOIA for all the records related to the numerous complaints filed against Catanzara and the records related any subsequent investigations. The CPD denied that request stating that producing all […]

Chicago Police Board Superintendent Search FOIA Redux

This is CJP’s second attempt to get documents related to the Chicago Police Board’s search for a new superintendent for the Chicago Police Department. Our first attempt during the height of the COVID outbreak in the US was ultimately unsuccessful in that the Board asked us to narrow our request even though the time frame […]

Criminally Bad Chicago Crime Journalism

On today’s how we discuss three examples of media coverage of crime and violence in Chicago that perfectly demonstrate just how bad the coverage of these issues is in Chicago. There is little doubt that the tried and true methods of covering crime and violence in Chicago on a daily basis serves nobody’s interest but […]

Special Police Oversight DCRA FOIA

This is CJP’s FOIA request to the District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) regarding this oversight of armed security within the District called special Police. CJP is conducting research in to oversight of armed private security within the District of Columbia officially known as special police. These special police has an […]

Chicago Justice Podcast

This is our Chicago Justice Podcast that covers crime, violence, and justice issues in Chicago. We will feature deep dives in to justice system data, interview with researchers and justice system reform advocates, as well as evaluations of justice system practices.