Chicago Justice Podcast

Chicago Justice Podcast


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CPD Secret Drone Program
May 13, 2021

A secret purchase of a drone by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) with full knowledge of Mayor Lightfoot and her administration raises all kinds of privacy concerns around 1st amendment activities. It also raises concerns for just how much the Mayor ...

Rep. Ford on Critical Race Theory Academy
May 11, 2021

Today we sit down with Illinois State Representative La Shawn K Ford, 8th District, to discuss his proposal to create a critical race theory academy for police to attend and learn about how race impacts policing and the administration of justice.

COPA Head Sydney Roberts Resigns
May 08, 2021

Sydney Roberts, Chief Administrator of the Citizen Office of Police Accountability, (COPA), resigns her position effective Friday, May 14th. Her exist is one in a line of justice related positions that individuals seems to be fleeing from in the Lightf...

Tribune Article on New Foot Pursuit Policy
May 06, 2021

The Chicago Tribune published an article with a headline that makes you think they have a scoop on the new foot pursuit policy from the Chicago Police Department (CPD). What the Tribune delivers can best be labeled as notes from a possible brainstormin...

Alvarez Shooting Video Released
May 04, 2021

The videos collected in the Anthony Alvarez shooting was released late last week with by the Citizen Office of Police Accountability (COPA). One of those videos was from a home security camera outside the house where the shooting occurred.

Murder Chicago Didn’t Want to Solve
May 03, 2021

The murder of a west side black politician in the early 1960s is one that the city just didn't want to solve according to our guest today on the Chicago Justice Show, Mick Dumke from ProPublica Illinois. We discuss his latest piece titled "The Murder C...

Former Congressman Attempts to Stay Relevant
April 29, 2021

Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez recently held a press conference to lash out at Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx for failing to review the body camera video in the Adam Toledo case before one of her prosecutors offered a proffer in court stating...

Rape Kit Transparency Town Hall
April 28, 2021

The processing of a rape kit seems like it has always been a problem in Chicago and Illinois. For as far back as we can remember the Illinois State Police Crime Lab has had some sort of backlog in processing rape kits to determine if there is biologica...

Community Commission on Public Safety
April 13, 2021

The Community Commission on Public Safety (Commission) is one of the campaign promises that Mayor Lightfoot just has not been able to deliver on and seems to do nothing but take wrong step after wrong step trying to implement this legislation.

Clerk Martinez’s Transparency Flip Flop
April 11, 2021

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Iris Martinez pulled what was always expected and flip flopped here campaign pledge to make her office be responsive to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).