Miraculous CPD Data Production

The CPD was able to produce a miraculous data set to CJP as part of our ongoing lawsuit that they told us in writing they did not possess. This directly contradicted what CJP learned from sources within the CPD years ago so we sued to make sure what they were telling us in writing was Read more about Miraculous CPD Data Production[…]

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OEMC FOIA: Updated Police C4S Data

CJP seeks to update our police C4S data (call for service) from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications. As they require we have filed another FOIA request with the agency to seek an update to our multi-year data set that we already have in house. This C4S data is vital to understanding what we Read more about OEMC FOIA: Updated Police C4S Data[…]

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SAO FOIA: Their Data Dictionary

This FOIA request targets the data dictionary from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as part of our ongoing advocacy to open their data. As part of our litigation settlement the SAO did provide us with partial data for 7 years of felony case level prosecution data including data on their secretive felony review practices.  But they Read more about SAO FOIA: Their Data Dictionary[…]


CPD Payroll Records FOIA

This FOIA for the payroll records was brought about as a result of a ruling by Judge Judge Caroline Kate Moreland in our ongoing litigation against the Chicago Police Department. The ruling endorsed the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) claim that they were incapable of determining who held certain positions within the Department during a specified Read more about CPD Payroll Records FOIA[…]


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[…]

CJP Takes Transparency Fight Against CPD to Court

On Tuesday, May 22nd the Chicago Justice Project filed took their transparency fight to court by filing a 10 complaint in state court against the Chicago Police Department for widespread violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The complaint details a pattern by the Department of either completely ignoring requests or only providing minimal Read more about CJP Takes Transparency Fight Against CPD to Court[…]


Cook County Sheriff FOIA Number One

This is the first request filed as part of our 2018 FOIA Campaign. Our target for this year’s campaign is the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office staffs and administers Cook County Jail, guards the courts throughout Cook County, runs the Sheriff’s Police. There is far too little information about the daily operations of Read more about Cook County Sheriff FOIA Number One[…]


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[…]

CPD FOIA for emails regarding hiring of 1000 more officers

Here is the content of our most recent FOIA submitted to the Chicago Police Department. This one is going after emails to and from Superintendent Johnson regarding his announcement in September 2016 to hire 1,000 additional officers for the Chicago Police Department. We will post updates as we get them. Please provide in unlocked digital Read more about CPD FOIA for emails regarding hiring of 1000 more officers[…]