posted on: February 4, 2016
Thanks to Nonprofit Quarterly for bringing our attention to a recent and timely Knight News Challenge award winner. The Invisible Institute’s Chicago Police Data Project provides the public with a database of Chicago Police Department misconduct complaint reports and their outcomes. The project’s data analyses were oft-cited in the media in December 2015, on the heels of video footage released by CPD, which showed the police shooting of African American Laquan McDonald as he walked away from the white officer.
As the Movement for Black Lives and others organize to improve policy accountability and combat the institutionalized racism so frequently exhibited with deadly consequences, this type of project shows tremendous potential for replication throughout the country. Another winner of … Continue Reading
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