On February 21, 2019 the coalition to Erase the Cook County Gang Database  successfully passed an Ordinance 19-0687, “To Prohibit the Use of the Terminated Regional Gang Intelligence Database (RGID) and Affiliated Data.” Since its passage the Ordinance prohibits the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) from adding more information to the RGID, sharing information the the database and it set up steps for the CCSO to follow in order to dismantle the gang database. Although the RGID is no longer active, community groups believe the harm these databases cause do not cease to exist when the information is destroyed. 

Today, community groups and researchers from the University of Chicago released a report into the RGID based on a  FOIA request for the final version of the Regional Gang Intelligence Database (RGID) when it was decommissioned on January 15, 2019.

RGID Report March 2019

 

Categories: Reports