Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance

On Wednesday July 25 32nd ward Alderman Scott Waguespack introduced our Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance. This ordinance is a giant step forward in 3 major areas: 1. It provides our City Council with wide-ranging information about civil litigation settlements and judgements stemming from police misconduct litigation. Alderman will no longer be pressured to vote Read more about Police Settlement Transparency and Accountability Ordinance[…]

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CPD Internal Affairs FOIA

This FOIA request is one of the last requests that we will be filing as part of our 2017 FOIA Campaign. Please provide the following records in machine readable digital format in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. A.  Provide all data related to complaints against officers received by Interal Affairs Division and Read more about CPD Internal Affairs FOIA[…]

CPD FOIA for emails regarding hiring of 1000 more officers

Here is the content of our most recent FOIA submitted to the Chicago Police Department. This one is going after emails to and from Superintendent Johnson regarding his announcement in September 2016 to hire 1,000 additional officers for the Chicago Police Department. We will post updates as we get them. Please provide in unlocked digital Read more about CPD FOIA for emails regarding hiring of 1000 more officers[…]

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

By JONATHAN BALLEW 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 Read more about Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.[…]

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

By JONATHAN BALLEW 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 Read more about Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands[…]

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Secret City CPD Report

– Updated 7/11:  Here is what the city released to us through FOIA regarding Bromwich’s work: Chicago Justice – Bromwitch Group Response – Attachments_Redacted_Part1 Chicago Justice – Bromwitch Group Response – Attachments_Redacted_Part2 Chicago Justice – Bromwitch Group Response – Attachments_Redacted_Part3 It is pretty clear that Michael Bromwich of the Bromwich Group was hired by the Read more about Secret City CPD Report[…]

CPD FOIA for District Staffing by Year

This FOIA request was filed with the Chicago Police Department related to district staffing on April 10, 2017. Please provide copies of the following records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. A. Please provide records that detail staffing by district for January 1st of every year for the years of 2000-2017. Please Read more about CPD FOIA for District Staffing by Year[…]

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Do what I say not what I do Johnson

Chicago is obviously the number one city in many different categories but none so important as pure political hypocrisy. Amidst the release of the report from the federal civil rights pattern and practice investigation into the Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson can still muster the courage to stand in front of the media and Read more about Do what I say not what I do Johnson[…]

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National Guard Manning Road Blocks

Never let it be said that Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass cannot find the best ways to exploit the tragedy of a murdered child for a chance to unleash an ideologically driven hate-filled tirade about “bringing in the National Guard”. You have to pay close attention to his rhetoric because there is always a surprise Read more about National Guard Manning Road Blocks[…]