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’s 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[…]

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[…]

CAPS

FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search

This FOIA to the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago is intended to shed light on the process by which former Dallas Police Chief David Brown became Chicago’s new Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The process seems not only less than ideal it also seems to violate in the spirit and the letter Read more about FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search[…]

CAPS

FOIA: CPD CAPS Data

This FOIA is seeking CAPS (Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy) data from the Chicago Police Department (CDP). Both Superintendent Brown and Mayor Lightfoot has espoused support for community policing so there is every reason to believe that the program will see a resurgence in Chicago. There is an intense mythology that has been built up around Read more about FOIA: CPD CAPS Data[…]

CPD SUV

FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records

The position of Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is one of the most important positions the Mayor of Chicago gets to fill. The process for who conducts the search for a new superintendent and how the final candidate is selected is clearly detailed in law but all too often Mayors have found a way Read more about FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records[…]

POD: Media Coverage of the Selection of David Brown

In this episode we discuss the media coverage of the process used to select former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the nominee for the permanent Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. Our guest today is Beachwood Reporter Founder and Editor Steve Rhodes. On this episode we discuss the media coverage of the search conducted by Read more about POD: Media Coverage of the Selection of David Brown[…]

Records

FOIA: Chicago Police Board Types of Records

As part of CJP’s efforts to better understand what records are actually produced in the operations of the Chicago Police Board (Board) we filed this FOIA request on April 17, 2020. CJP has researching the operations of the Board since 2009 when we published our analysis of ten years of their decisions here. A few Read more about FOIA: Chicago Police Board Types of Records[…]

Brown

Brown Live Stream Articles

Here are the news articles that were discussed in our Facebook Livestream about CPD’s nominated new superintendent David Brown on April 15th featuring Steve Rhodes, the Founder and Editor of the Beachwood Reporter. Articles: Reality Check: Several claims from Chief David Brown’s New Book don’t pass muster, June 6, 2017 – Link – Dallas Morning Read more about Brown Live Stream Articles[…]

Aggregate

FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service

Here is a FOIA we filed seeking aggregate calls for police service with the Chicago Police Department. This FOIA was filed to help supplement our negotiations with the CPD in our ongoing litigation over their violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act please provide copies Read more about FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service[…]