From the teach in held at Northwestern University School of Law on December 11, 2015 by Project Nia


For those who were not at the teach in but would like to review the Powerpoint, here is a link to download it: POWERPOINT 

All of the links that were shared during the teach-in are included below:

  • Links to Select US Department of Justice
  • Special Litigation Section Documents


New Orleans 

Findings Letter:
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/...

Consent Decree:
http://www.nola.gov/getattachment/NOP...

The People’s Consent Decree:
http://getyrrights.org/wp-content/upl...

Newark
Findings Letter:
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/...

Consent Decree:
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/...

Ferguson
Findings Letter:
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/...

Cincinnati
Consent Decree:
http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/l...

Finally, for those who want to directly reach out to DOJ line attorneys in Chicago, you can email: emily.gunston@usdoj.gov.

From the teach in held at Northwestern University School of Law on December 11, 2015 by Project Nia. :


By now you've probably heard that the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) will launch a pattern and practice civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

Most of us have little knowledge and experience with DOJ involvement in our police departments so a number of questions are raised:

What does this mean?
What exactly will DOJ be looking into?
How long do such investigations usually take?
Who will be involved?
How can/will community groups be engaged?
Have there been examples of such investigations that have led to significant reforms of police departments?
What are the potentiial benefits and pitfalls of such investigations?
Will this investigation make any difference?
Are Anita Alvarez, Mayor Emanuel, IPRA included in the investigation?

Join us Saturday, January 21st  to discuss the DOJ's report about their investigation of the Chicago Police Department. 

CHICAGO