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FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search

This FOIA to the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago is intended to shed light on the process by which former Dallas Police Chief David Brown became Chicago’s new Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The process seems not only less than ideal it also seems to violate in the spirit and the letter Read more about FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search[…]

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FOIA: CPD CAPS Data

This FOIA is seeking CAPS (Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy) data from the Chicago Police Department (CDP). Both Superintendent Brown and Mayor Lightfoot has espoused support for community policing so there is every reason to believe that the program will see a resurgence in Chicago. There is an intense mythology that has been built up around Read more about FOIA: CPD CAPS Data[…]

IDOC & Their Response to COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of today’s episode. We feature excerpts from a Facebook Live interview we did with Jobi Cates, Founder and Executive Director of Reform Justice Illinois (RJI). RJI was originally created to work on issues solely focused on juvenile lifers, or Read more about IDOC & Their Response to COVID-19[…]

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FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records

The position of Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is one of the most important positions the Mayor of Chicago gets to fill. The process for who conducts the search for a new superintendent and how the final candidate is selected is clearly detailed in law but all too often Mayors have found a way Read more about FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records[…]

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[…]

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Top 10 Questions for Interim Superintendent David Brown

We are submitting our 10 Top questions for the hearing on Monday April 20th the Chicago City Council Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing to confirm now interim Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown to the position permanently. This meeting, like many other of these types of hearings, is basically pure theater. It Read more about Top 10 Questions for Interim Superintendent David Brown[…]

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Brown Live Stream Articles

Here are the news articles that were discussed in our Facebook Livestream about CPD’s nominated new superintendent David Brown on April 15th featuring Steve Rhodes, the Founder and Editor of the Beachwood Reporter. Articles: Reality Check: Several claims from Chief David Brown’s New Book don’t pass muster, June 6, 2017 – Link – Dallas Morning Read more about Brown Live Stream Articles[…]