Affidavit

Affidavit Overrule in CPD Disciplinary Investigations

The affidavit override rule function within the police accountability system should have been a very powerful tool to help leaders bring in real accountability. A recent report released by the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety (DPSIG) documents that the power was rarely if ever used for many years despite evidence being contained in investigative Read more about Affidavit Overrule in CPD Disciplinary Investigations[…]

COPA

COPA Compliance with Video Release Policy

An audit of the Citizen’s Office of Police Accountability’s (COPA) compliance with the City of Chicago’s video release policy shows systemic failures in the police accountability system in Chicago that lead to COPA failing to live up to the office’s obligations under this policy. The policy was put in to place in the wake of Read more about COPA Compliance with Video Release Policy[…]

Dart

MMB: Dart, Gang Database, Lightfoot

Defunder in Charge This is just another clear demonstration of how the Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart, tries to manipulate and shape the Sheriff’s Office into whatever will allow him to keep or gain additional power. In this article, Dart tries to position the programs he is running in the jail as being exactly what Read more about MMB: Dart, Gang Database, Lightfoot[…]

Raoul

What Exactly has Raoul Championed?

“Now, nearly two years in as Illinois attorney general, Raoul is a figure to watch as a state official responsible for translating protest and outrage on the streets into actionable criminal justice and policing reforms after Floyd’s death and the August shooting of Jacob Blake in neighboring Wisconsin. While not ignoring the attorney general’s role Read more about What Exactly has Raoul Championed?[…]

Sharon

Sharon Fairley on Police Reform in Chicago

This episode features a discussion with Sharon Fairley who is a professor from practice at the University of Chicago Law School a, former federal prosecutor, and the former chief administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) and Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). We discuss Sharon’s recent commentary published by the Chicago Tribune titled Read more about Sharon Fairley on Police Reform in Chicago[…]

President

FOIA: COPA FOP President Related Records

This FOIA request is being submitted to get more information about the circumstances that led to Chicago Police Officer and President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) John Catanzara being striped of his police powers while an internal investigation is conducted by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Catanzara was just recently elected President Read more about FOIA: COPA FOP President Related Records[…]

COPA

FOIA: COPA Type of Records

This request to COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records COPA maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types Read more about FOIA: COPA Type of Records[…]

law

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[…]

Mayor

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[…]