Reset talks with a civil rights historian about the Black Lives Matter movement and how history can inform present-day social action.
WBEZ spoke with eight officers who complained about a lack of planning for protests, and what they see as overly harsh discipline afterward.
“Police reform has an expense to it,” said one former misconduct investigator. Here’s a look at what the city is — and isn’t — doing to change things now.
The judge rejected the argument that new charges filed after the original charges were dropped violates Smollett’s right against double jeopardy.
In 2013, the city disbanded and rebuilt its police department from scratch in response to a public safety crisis.
Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says he does not believe CPD has an issue with systemic racism.
Writer Radley Balko says the militarization of American police forces is responsible for violent response to George Floyd protesters.
What does it mean to defund the police? We ask a local organizer for their take.
Lori Lightfoot says contracts with the city’s police union have been “a significant problem and challenge in getting the reforms necessary.“
We’ve compiled a reading list acknowledging that, while it’s important to have information, this list is not a prescription.