Dashboard

Sun-Times Endorses CPD’s Propaganda Dashboard

The CPD’s Gun Offender dashboard is nothing more than overt propaganda that the Sun-Times Editorial Board, led by editorial page editor Tom McNamee, endorsed. That’s right folks, the Sun-Times didn’t verify the data within the dashboard and hold the CPD accountable for all the data they left out or completely miss-classified but instead they just Read more about Sun-Times Endorses CPD’s Propaganda Dashboard[…]

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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[…]

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FOIA Seeking CPD Staffing Analysis

On September 26, 2016 the Chicago Justice Project send the following request under Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act to the Chicago Police Department. Our request seeks to propel the Chicago Police Department to produce a copy of the “top to bottom analysis” they claim to have completed and that was the basis for Mayor Emanuel’s Read more about FOIA Seeking CPD Staffing Analysis[…]

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Police Staffing Studies

Access the 2010 Chicago Police Department’s manpower study and a collection of links for police staffing studies available online from across America. Here we provide a list of links to police manpower and staffing studies from around the United States. The jurisdictions range from small towns to large cities. If you want to read a Read more about Police Staffing Studies[…]

CPD FOIA IPRA Data

We replicated the FOIA we sent to IPRA regarding accessing digital stored data related to complaints against officers for a single month. On Monday January 12th, CJP filed a FOIA request with the Chicago Police Department seeking all data held maintained by the CPD related to complaints filed against officers to the Independent Police Review Read more about CPD FOIA IPRA Data[…]

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NATO & All the Unanswered Questions

Well Chicago, the long awaited NATO summit is almost upon us.  With all of the reporting surrounding the closing of streets and the disruptions to everyday life, little attention has been paid to what is coming Chicago’s way and whether or not the Chicago Police and their allies are ready for even a relatively light Read more about NATO & All the Unanswered Questions[…]

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NATO & All the Unanswered Questions

Well Chicago, the long awaited NATO summit is almost upon us.  With all of the reporting surrounding the closing of streets and the disruptions to everyday life, little attention has been paid to what is coming Chicago’s way and whether or not the Chicago Police and their allies are ready for even a relatively light Read more about NATO & All the Unanswered Questions[…]

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Closing Districts

It is becoming clearer and clearer that Chicago has a great need for the success of CJP’s Citizen Open Data Access Project and the greatly increased access to criminal justice system data that it will provide.”  One of the new administration’s goals is to close three police district stations and merge those districts with neighboring Read more about Closing Districts[…]

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Pot Arrests as Important Tool for CPD or Useless Waste of Money and Resources

It is imperative that communities understand the police arrest for purposes other than prosecution. Chicago has been the beneficiary of some recent great reporting (link 1, link 2) by Ben Javorsky and Mick Dumke regarding the seemingly meaningless arrests made for low levels of marijuana possession by the Chicago Police Department.  The reality is that Read more about Pot Arrests as Important Tool for CPD or Useless Waste of Money and Resources[…]