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Who maintains IPRA’s data? Not IPRA.

It turns out IPRA - the civilian police accountability organization - does not maintain control over their own data and must seek CPD assistance in accessing the data IPRA creates & stores in the CPD's CLEAR database system.

Who maintains IPRA’s data? Not IPRA. - Read More…

OEMC FOIA Updated Calls For Service Data 033015

This is our updated FOIA requesting call level data related to calls for Chicago Police service to the Office of Emergency Management & Communications

OEMC FOIA Updated Calls For Service Data 033015 - Read More…

Cook County State's Attorney's Office FOIA - Felony Review

This FOIA request is the start of CJP's campaign to open the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's data for public access. Here we request data related to 5 years of Felony Review cases.

Cook County State's Attorney's Office FOIA - Felony Review - Read More…

We Have Moved

New Contact information for CJP!

We Have Moved - Read More…

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.

CPD FOIA IPRA Data - Read More…

OEMC FOIA Dec-17-2014

Follow the status of CJP's FOIA to OEMC seeking to start making case level data related to the calls for service available to the public

OEMC FOIA Dec-17-2014 - Read More…

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.

Police Staffing Studies - Read More…

IPRA FOIA: Data from December 2014

CJP is seeking access to all the digital data held by IPRA related to all complaints filed against officers for the month of January 2013.

IPRA FOIA: Data from December 2014 - Read More…

Convicted In Cook Release!

This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Convicted In Cook Release! - Read More…

Crime & Punishment Release!

This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative & FreeGeekChicago

Crime & Punishment Release! - Read More…

Chicagoland Review – 10 points on Episode 2 & 3

CJP’s latest installment in our running review of “Chicagoland,” CNN’s ‘docudrama’ on our fair city.

Chicagoland Review – 10 points on Episode 2 & 3 - Read More…

Chicagoland Review – Part 1

The shocking degree to which facts and figures from City Hall go unchallenged in CNN’s Chicagoland reporting.

Chicagoland Review – Part 1 - Read More…

Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth

Join Steve Edwards, from the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, as he moderates a discussion among journalists, advocates for survivors, and criminal justice leaders, for a discussion about violence against women, its news coverage, and the potential for increased data access to impact the public discussion.

Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth - Read More…

513 Murders in 2012 – Caused by 50 Years of Failed Economic Policies!

There are consequences for decades of failed political and economic policies that play out in the lives of the people of color throughout Chicago.

513 Murders in 2012 – Caused by 50 Years of Failed Economic Policies! - Read More…

More on the Police Manpower Debate

More insight into what is driving the limited discussion on police manpower in Chicago.

More on the Police Manpower Debate - Read More…

Passing stenography off as analysis based journalism

Reprinting numbers provided to you by the CPD’s media department is not “conducting an analysis,” it is being a stenographer.

Passing stenography off as analysis based journalism - Read More…

Thoughts on Chicago Tonight Appearance

Eddie Aruza did something no other Chicago based journalist has done over the last two years - ask the FOP a follow up question!

Thoughts on Chicago Tonight Appearance - Read More…

Police Staffing in America’s 5 Largest Cities

How does Chicago rank amongst the top five cities in the US when it comes to officers and homicides?

Police Staffing in America’s 5 Largest Cities - Read More…

Chicago Homicides & Police Personnel

Is there a correlation between the number of offices employed by the CPD and the number of homicides in Chicago?

Chicago Homicides & Police Personnel - Read More…

Pot Tickets

Possible consequences of the panacea of decriminalization Chicago style!

Pot Tickets - Read More…

Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law

Gangs and how the media drives a criminal justice response that we keep repeating without any success.

Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law - Read More…

NATO & All the Unanswered Questions

Why hasn't your Chicago press pushed for answers to these questions about the prep by Chicago criminal justice agencies for NATO summit?

NATO & All the Unanswered Questions - Read More…

Closing Districts

Shedding a little reality in the discussion about closing districts. Not something you will hear from the Fraternal Order of Police.

Closing Districts - Read More…

Chicago Police Board Reforms Pass City Council

For the first time in 50 years the Chicago Police Board will see reform come to their operations through a ordinance passed by the city council.

Chicago Police Board Reforms Pass City Council - Read More…

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Who maintains IPRA’s data? Not IPRA. Apr 13, 2015

It turns out IPRA - the civilian police accountability organization - does not maintain control over their own data and must seek CPD assistance in accessing the data IPRA creates & stores in the CPD's CLEAR database system.

OEMC FOIA Updated Calls For Service Data 033015 Mar 31, 2015

This is our updated FOIA requesting call level data related to calls for Chicago Police service to the Office of Emergency Management & Communications

Cook County State's Attorney's Office FOIA - Felony Review Mar 23, 2015

This FOIA request is the start of CJP's campaign to open the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's data for public access. Here we request data related to 5 years of Felony Review cases.

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