Militarization & Budget:
1. How does CPD determine the allocation of military-grade equipment within the department?
2. What stations or units currently possess military-grade equipment in CPD?
3. What additional training is provided to CPD officers/units/stations in possession of military-grade equipment provided through federal programs such as LESO 1033?
4. What is the total value and make-up of the military-grade equipment in CPDâ€™s possession?
5. Can CPD, at this moment, provide a coherent explanation for the necessity of military tools on a city street?
6. What amount of the CPD budget is allocated to maintain the equipment and train officers in the use of the military-grade equipment in their possession?
7. What percentage of the budget is utilized for SWAT team training, equipment, and deployment?
8. What grants has CPD historically been awarded or applied to from the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and its two main components, the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)?
9. Does CPD routinely and accurately collect and provide the relevant data to assess factors, such as race, gender, and age in stop-and-frisk interactions, much like New York and comparable cities do?
1. What steps are being taken to identify and investigate officers with well-documented patterns of misconduct by the IAD?
2. What resources and/or training does CPD receive from outside organizations (like the DOJ etc) on these matters?
3. Does CPD notify any oversight agency if and when CPD changes crime codes or training protocol? If so, whom? If not, why not?
4. What progress, if any, has CPD made towards fully implementing the following policies:
a. Administrative Notices of Violation (ANOVs, or issuing tickets for low-level narcotics possessions);
b. General Order G02-01-03: Interactions with Transgender, Intersex. Gender Non-conforming Individuals; and
c. Special Order S06-14-03: Responding to Incidents Involving Citizenship Status?
5. How often, if at all, does CPD review its Use of Force policies and training? And if so, whatâ€™s the nature of these reviews? What changes have resulted from these reviews?
6. What steps, if any, has CPD taken to address issues regarding the accuracy of CPDâ€™s crime reporting raised by the Office of Inspector General and the Chicago Magazine?
7. How many officer complaints does IAD receive, both from the general public and from city offices, including IPRA, Â 311, OIG, and others? Why does CPD not make this data public?
a. Would CPD be willing to make its IAD investigative policies and procedures available to the public? If so, why havenâ€™t you done so? If not, why not?
8. Does CPD notify any oversight agency if and when CPD changes crime codes, including but not limited to homicides to death investigations or homicides to assaults or aggravated assault to simple assault, etc.? If so, who? If not, why not?
9. What steps is CPD taking to reduce the amount of overtime officers work? (What is the break down for overtime of administrative / supervisors v. patrol / beat officers?)