The Chicago Police Department released a list of officers promoted since 2006 by way of merit selection—identifying the sponsor of each promotee.
In five percent or less of non-fatal shootings, Chicago Police hold no one accountable, says a Sun-Times reporter.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice is holding little-advertised public forums to get citizens' input on their encounters with Chicago police.
Interview in which the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky looks at aldermen's assertion that the Emanuel administration misled them about the McDonald shooting, and more.
The Chicago Police Board is seeking applicants for the position of police superintendent, to replace the recently fired Garry McCarthy. Applicants should be adept at "avoiding excessive force, corruption, verbal abuse or other misconduct."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel already has in-depth recommendations about how to reform policing in Chicago—and reportedly has sat on them for a year.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on what citizens can do when government won't release public records, and more.
The Chicago's Inspector General's Office issued a report recommending that the Chicago Police Department use civilians to staff hundreds of positions currently held by police officers—saving up to $16.6 million per year.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the double standard that marijuana laws reinforce, and more.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky about the effects of crime cameras on policing, and more.
Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the remarkable accessibility for the press of the Independent Police Review Authority, and more.