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[…]

Questionable

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[…]

Khalil

FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to COPA

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 COPA filed on 2/15/2020. In accordance with Definitions and Instructions below Read more about FOIA: Muhammad Shooting to COPA[…]

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[…]

Chicago, Meet COPA — A Brand New Police Accountability Agency

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — With the nation’s eye focused on Chicago, Mayor Emmanuel has been forced to make some changes.  After receiving help from former Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley, COPA — Civilian Office of Police Accountability — has officially launched. Although COPA is off the ground, there are many residents that still don’t fully Read more about Chicago, Meet COPA — A Brand New Police Accountability Agency[…]