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FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to City Law Department

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the City of Chicago Law Department in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Chicago’s Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA we filed with the City of Chicago Law Department Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to City Law Department[…]

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FOIA: Muhammad FOIA to Office of the Mayor

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Chicago’s Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA we filed with the Office of the Mayor on Read more about FOIA: Muhammad FOIA to Office of the Mayor[…]

Chicago

FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Department

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Police Department in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Chicago’s Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA to COPA filed on 2/18/2020. In accordance with Definitions and Instructions Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Department[…]

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Questionable Plea Deal Requires Transparency

In Mid December the news broke that the City of Chicago had cut a questionable plea deal of sorts with Sgt. Khalil Muhammad. Muhammad was scheduled to go in front of the Chicago Police Board before his plea deal was cut. There has been almost no information that has been made public to explain why Read more about Questionable Plea Deal Requires Transparency[…]

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FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Board

Below is CJP’s FOIA in the Sgt. Khalil Muhammad case to the Chicago Police Board in his unjustified shooting, and subsequent murder, of Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes in the Morgan Park Neighborhood back in August of 2017. Below is the content of our FOIA to the Chicago Police Board filed on 2/15/2020. In accordance with Definitions Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to Chicago Police Board[…]

Settlement

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[…]

Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.

CHICAGO — The Committee on Public Safety met at city hall Friday to consider Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s desired appointment of Andrea Zopp to the Chicago Police Board. While the city met the established guidelines of releasing information about the meeting 48 hours prior, members of the public voiced their concerns that the appointment was a Read more about Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.[…]

Andrea Zopp could be added to The Chicago Police Board by Friday Nov. 17

Andrea Zopp is set to be named the newest member of the Chicago Police Board on Friday, pending a City Council meeting. The document obtained by The Chicago Justice Project on Wednesday appears to confirm a Nov. 17 meeting at 9:45 a.m. The meeting will take place in Room 201A, second floor of City Hall. Read more about Andrea Zopp could be added to The Chicago Police Board by Friday Nov. 17[…]

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Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands

CHICAGO — Just months after its inception, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is already severely handicapped. With a budget that is over $1 million short, a chief administrator vacancy, and a huge backlog of cases, COPA is facing an uphill battle. Mayor Rahm Emanuel named 18 individuals to be added to the search Read more about Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands[…]

Chicago Residents Gather at October Police Board Meeting to Remember Laquan McDonald

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — “Laquan McDonald was a young black man who was killed by the police! And we gonna fight all day and night until he rests in peace!” Outside Chicago Police Headquarters, Thursday, a crowd of close to two hundred repeatedly and lyrically chanted the mantra, with increasing fervor.  They were there to observe Read more about Chicago Residents Gather at October Police Board Meeting to Remember Laquan McDonald[…]