Defunding

MMB: Defunding the Police Without Accountability

So, isn’t Lightfoot not filling vacant police positions actually a move towards defunding the Chicago Police Department (CPD)? There is little doubt that defunding the CPD would require staff reductions. I believe Lightfoot is being disingenuous at best when she says stuff like “if we defunded the police, we would have to cut the youngest Read more about MMB: Defunding the Police Without Accountability[…]

Finances

FOIA: Opening the Finances of the CPD

It is time the finances of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) be open for the public to better learn about how the agency spends money and what that money is spent on. Traditionally the public is only able to access the CPD’s budget in a very basic level through the larger city budget document. Then Read more about FOIA: Opening the Finances of the CPD[…]

Summary Judgment

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[…]

Early Intervention System Redux

The Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) new Officer Support System (OSS) may sound good in concept, but is actually just the latest release of a failed system. The reporting on this new OSS, most commonly known throughout the justice field as an early warning system, lacks the historical context to show how CPD has failed to Read more about Early Intervention System Redux[…]

CPD Ghosted by Staffing Analysis

Only in Chicago could the police be ghosted by their own staffing analysis. That is what one assumes happened when the second largest police department in the country cannot find a staffing analysis used as the basis for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to hire 1,000 additional officers to the Department. On September 22, 2016 Mayor Read more about CPD Ghosted by Staffing Analysis[…]

Collection

CPD Gang Data Collection Coverage

This is a collection of the media coverage of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) practices around the collection of data on gang membership. This issue is commonly referred to the CPD’s “gang database” although in reality the data the CPD collects around data collection spans multiple different data system. An important document everyone interested in Read more about CPD Gang Data Collection Coverage[…]

VAW

FOIA: CPD VAW Case Statuses

This FOIA request is seeking case statuses on what are traditionally called violence against women (VAW)crimes. These types of cases fall under two categories: domestic violence and sexual assault cases. VAW crimes rarely if ever make the news and when they do they make the it is usually to exploit the crimes for the clicks. Read more about FOIA: CPD VAW Case Statuses[…]

CPD

FOIA: CPD Record Types

This request to Chicago Police Department (CPD) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the CPD 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 of Read more about FOIA: CPD Record Types[…]

Update

FOIA: OEMC Data Update

This is CJP’s every six month update to our data warehouse of call level data related to police call for service data. This data is created whenever a person places a call to 911 seeking to request police services. This data is colloquial know in the justice world as police call for service data. We Read more about FOIA: OEMC Data Update[…]

POD: Media Coverage of the Selection of David Brown

In this episode we discuss the media coverage of the process used to select former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the nominee for the permanent Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. Our guest today is Beachwood Reporter Founder and Editor Steve Rhodes. On this episode we discuss the media coverage of the search conducted by Read more about POD: Media Coverage of the Selection of David Brown[…]