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Anjanette Young Case Reporting

The case of the botched search of the home of Anjanette Young has blown up in to a full scale political storm for Mayor Lightfoot. The case is a perfect example of just how little command and control there is within the Chicago Police Department and how the chase for guns and drugs still sets Read more about Anjanette Young Case Reporting[…]

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CJP Wins Summary Judgment Motion

CJP was victorious in our summary judgment motion in our efforts to get the CPD to admit publicly that that a staffing analysis they say they did supporting Rahm’s decision to hire a thousand officers never existed. Yes, we are fighting a FOIA battle over a document CJP knows never existed. This is just another Read more about CJP Wins Summary Judgment Motion[…]

Iternal Review

MMB: What is Missing from Dart’s Internal Review?

To start with – the internal review itself is missing. Frank Main from the Sun-Times published a piece on an internal review conducted by Sheriff Dart detailing what Main wants us all to think are excessive continuances in criminal cases. Main pushes Dart’s line that this is due to judges granting inappropriate numbers of continuances Read more about MMB: What is Missing from Dart’s Internal Review?[…]

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CPD Payroll Records FOIA

This FOIA for the payroll records was brought about as a result of a ruling by Judge Judge Caroline Kate Moreland in our ongoing litigation against the Chicago Police Department. The ruling endorsed the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) claim that they were incapable of determining who held certain positions within the Department during a specified Read more about CPD Payroll Records FOIA[…]

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Convicted In Cook Release!

This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.  We are proud to announce the release of Convicted In Cook! This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative and FreeGeek Chicago. This site offers the first of its kind deep dive into five years of conviction Read more about Convicted In Cook Release![…]

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Crime & Punishment Release

We are proud to announce the release of Crime & Punishment!  This is a flat data site that community members, journalists, and policymakers can use to learn about what data is and is not available from their justice agencies.  This site is set up to allow you to follow a case as it would normally Read more about Crime & Punishment Release[…]

scales_of_justice

Crime & Punishment Release

We are proud to announce the release of Crime & Punishment!  This is a flat data site that community members, journalists, and policymakers can use to learn about what data is and is not available from their justice agencies.  This site is set up to allow you to follow a case as it would normally Read more about Crime & Punishment Release[…]

Jefferson Tap

Jefferson Tap Fight and the Unbelievably Naive Interpretation of Typical CPD Behavior

On April 29th Associate Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas V. Gainer, Jr. handed down what can only be categorized as a truly incredible ruling. Gainer’s ruling on the Jefferson Tap bar fight involving police officers relies on an implausible interpretation of events, which in reality, constitute hard evidence of the existence of the “blue Read more about Jefferson Tap Fight and the Unbelievably Naive Interpretation of Typical CPD Behavior[…]

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Cover-up or true separation of power?

The Special Counsel, appointed by Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel, authored a letter to the Criminal Justice Committee of the Cook County Board. Edward Egan and Robert Boyle, the lawyers appointed by Judge Biebel to investigate the 20 years of allegations of torture at the hands of Chicago Police Detectives, authored this letter. You Read more about Cover-up or true separation of power?[…]

Cannon

The Cannon saga continues..

On Wednesday, November 23rd, Darrel Cannon was granted a new parole hearing before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board by order of a Cook County Judge. This hearing will determine if Cannon will be released from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Cannon finds himself incarcerated for violating the terms of his parole from a 1973 murder Read more about The Cannon saga continues..[…]