Chicago PD videos of shootings get timeline

A Cook County judge this week set a rolling schedule for the Chicago Police Department to release documents related to fatal police-involved shootings going back to Jan. 1, 2011.

Monday’s decision from Circuit Judge Kathleen G. Kennedy builds off a Sept. 16 ruling which ordered CPD to release the records — including audio and video recordings — the Better Government Association sought in a Freedom of Information Act request.

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86 requests to City Hall from feds probing Chicago police

U.S. Justice Department officials have made 86 different requests seeking mountains of information from City Hall regarding their investigation into whether Chicago Police officers might be engaging in practices that violate the Constitution or federal law, according to documents obtained by NBC5 and shared with the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Suit: CPD refused to turn over cell phone data collection records

A privacy activist is suing the Chicago Police Department after officials denied his Freedom of Information Act request seeking departmental records regarding cell phone data collection.

Southwest Side resident Freddy Martinez filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. The suit claims the police department “has willfully and intentionally violated FOIA by refusing to produce records that would show the full extent to which it has secretly used 'IMSI catcher' or 'stingray' equipment.”

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