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The MacArthur Justice Center’s study on ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system in Chicago, shows that 89% of alerts turn up no gun-related crime and 86% no report of any crime at all.
In 21 months, that totals over 40,000 dead-end police deployments.
The complete findings of the study can be found at EndPoliceSurveillance.com.EndPoliceSurveillance.com
The State of Illinois v. Williams (Amicus Brief)
Enforcing Police and Prosecutorial Accountability
The amicus brief supports a motion by the Cook County Public Defender that challenges the scientific validity of the ShotSpotter system’s gunfire reports, which prosecutors have attempted to use as evidence in a criminal prosecution. The basis of the brief comes from a study conducted by the MacArthur Justice Center, in partnership with the Invisible...
Campbell v. City of Chicago
The MacArthur Justice Center formed a coalition of attorneys, community organizations and individuals to file a historic class action lawsuit seeking federal court oversight of the Chicago Police Department's (CPD) operations on behalf of thousands of individuals, predominately Blacks and Latinx, who have been subjected to the CPD's policy and practice of using excessive force, sometimes in racially discriminatory and brutal ways.
Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database v. City of Chicago
The MacArthur Justice Center represents the Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database, a coalition of individuals and community organizations, in a federal class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department (CPD) targeting the widespread use of an inaccurate, racially discriminatory Gang Database.
Rivera v. City of Chicago
Jacques Rivera spent 21 years in prison for a crime he did not commit after Chicago Police, led by Reynaldo Guevara, framed him for murder. The MacArthur Justice Center and Loevy & Loevy represented Mr. Rivera in a civil rights suit against Guevara, the City of Chicago and other Chicago Police officers who worked with Guevara. On June 29, 2018, a jury awarded him $17 million.
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