Panel Discussion: Getting Real on Police Reform

Posted on June 20th, 2017

Our 2017 Annual Dinner featured an engaging discussion among a diverse panel of experts on what it will take to achieve meaningful police reform in Chicago.  Thanks to Steve Edwards, Executive Director…

Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability Issues Community Conversations Report

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) held a March 22 press conference at City Hall  releasing its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of approximately 1,700 Chicago residents about police misconduct…

Chicago Police Department and Oversight System in Urgent Need of Reform

Posted on February 13th, 2017

In the last nine months, two reports have been issued detailing far-reaching problems within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the police oversight system. In April, the Police Accountability Task Force, in which BPI…

Police Accountability Ordinance: Big Step Forward, but Hard Work Still Ahead

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Testifying at Chicago City Council Committee hearings this week, BPI’s Director of Justice Reform Adam Gross urged council members to support Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ordinance, because it incorporates key reform recommendations made…

Room for Improvement in Mayor’s Proposed Police Accountability Ordinance

Posted on September 8th, 2016

BPI’s Director of Justice Reform Adam Gross was quoted in this morning’s New York Times article about Mayor Emanuel’s proposed ordinance to improve police oversight. “There are a handful of provisions that the…

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