Criminal Justice Blog
It is nearly impossible for the CPD to institute changes to their practices if the media doesn't change their exploitative reporting practices.
CJP's new website dedicated to increasing the transparency of the Chicago Police Board.
CJP 2015 FOIA Campaign: This is our fourth request under Illinois' FOIA to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office - this requests seeks data related to their felony review process.
This is the second request for information under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act CJP has fild as part of our 2015 FOIA Campaign.
This is CJP's 3rd request to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office under Illinois' Freedom of Information Act in our 2015 FOIA Campaign.
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.
This is our updated FOIA requesting call level data related to calls for Chicago Police service to the Office of Emergency Management & Communications
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.
New Contact information for CJP!
We replicated the FOIA we sent to IPRA regarding accessing digital stored data related to complaints against officers for a single month.
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
Access the 2010 Chicago Police Department's manpower study and a collection of links for police staffing studies available online from across America.
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.
This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.
This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative & FreeGeekChicago
CJP’s latest installment in our running review of “Chicagoland,” CNN’s ‘docudrama’ on our fair city.
The shocking degree to which facts and figures from City Hall go unchallenged in CNN’s Chicagoland reporting.
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.
There are consequences for decades of failed political and economic policies that play out in the lives of the people of color throughout Chicago.
More insight into what is driving the limited discussion on police manpower in Chicago.
Reprinting numbers provided to you by the CPD’s media department is not “conducting an analysis,” it is being a stenographer.
Eddie Aruza did something no other Chicago based journalist has done over the last two years - ask the FOP a follow up question!
How does Chicago rank amongst the top five cities in the US when it comes to officers and homicides?
Is there a correlation between the number of offices employed by the CPD and the number of homicides in Chicago?
Possible consequences of the panacea of decriminalization Chicago style!