City of Chicago’s Office of Inspector General conducted a follow up report on the Chicago Gang Database to assess CPD’s progress on its commitments to improve the system. Predictably, little to no change was made. Read the report here.
The Chicago Gang Database disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx communities with no transparency or accountability. That’s why we proposed an ordinance to stop it in 2018. Click on the link to review: Chicago Gang Database Proposed Ordinance (one-pager)
Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database announce a federal class action against CPD & the City of Chicago for it’s unconstitutional Gang Database: Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database Lawsuit (one-pager)
Research conducted under the direction of UIC Professor Andy Clarno revealed that there are 64,948 people in the Chicago area that are suspected to be gang affiliated, 41.6% are Black males under 30. Further more, 13,500 of the people in the gang database have never been arrested for the 3 principal activities that the CPD considers gang-related. Click here for the full report: Chicago Gang Database: Facts and Figures