Raoul

What Exactly has Raoul Championed?

“Now, nearly two years in as Illinois attorney general, Raoul is a figure to watch as a state official responsible for translating protest and outrage on the streets into actionable criminal justice and policing reforms after Floyd’s death and the August shooting of Jacob Blake in neighboring Wisconsin. While not ignoring the attorney general’s role Read more about What Exactly has Raoul Championed?[…]

Second attempt

FOIA: Second Attempt at Committee Membership & Terms

This is CJP’s second attempt at requesting data regarding the membership and chairman for the City Council Committees of Police and Fire, Public Safety, and Finance. Believe it or not the City Clerk’s Office is trying to tell us they don’t maintain documents that detail the terms that alderman serve on committees and the terms Read more about FOIA: Second Attempt at Committee Membership & Terms[…]

Missing

OEMC Missing Event Data Problems

Missing data among the event types within the data from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is nothing new to CJP. We have wages a quiet war for many years to get OEMC to rectify the missing data between the Event Types document (embedded below) they hand out through FOIA and what is Read more about OEMC Missing Event Data Problems[…]

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[…]

terms

FOIA: Committee Membership & Terms

This request is for data on the terms and membership on the Chicago City Council Committees that are related to police oversight and approval of civil settlements involving the Chicago Police Department and their officers. The terms and membership data will be used as part of our efforts to track the activities of these committees Read more about FOIA: Committee Membership & Terms[…]

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[…]

Settlements

FOIA: Settlements & Judgments

The cost of civil settlements and judgments is a significant burden to Chicago taxpayers not to mention the impact of the behavior at the root of the litigation on Chicago’s communities. The Chicago Department of Law publishes reports that detail the settlements and judgments for every year from 2008 through 2020. These reports can be Read more about FOIA: Settlements & Judgments[…]

Board

FOIA: Police Board Membership Info

The Chicago Police Board fails to post the simplest data to their website so it forces us to file FOIA requests to obtain routine dates about membership of board members. They seem incapable of posting this information on their website. If you check the active board members you see will the new member listed along Read more about FOIA: Police Board Membership Info[…]

IDOC

FOIA: IDOC Record Types

This request to Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the IDOC 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: IDOC Record Types[…]

Defender

FOIA: Public Defender Record Types

This request to Cook County Public Defender (CCPD) is one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the Public Defender 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 Read more about FOIA: Public Defender Record Types[…]