POLICE DEPT. REFORM

Posted on May 1, 2017
Streetwise – Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) Coordinator Mecole Jordan calls it “troubling” that Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has ordered a Justice Department review of all its police conduct agreements with U.S. cities when just a few months ago, Sessions’ predecessor issued a report that “the Chicago Police Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of unreasonable force – including deadly force – in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.” GAPA isRead More
It is troubling that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review of all Justice Department agreements with cities about police conduct when only a few months ago, his predecessor issued a report which “determined the Chicago Police Department has engaged in a pattern or practice of unreasonable force—including deadly force—in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability is not surprised that the current federal government doesRead More
Chicago Defender – The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability has released its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of more than 1,650 Chicago residents about police misconduct and community relations. GAPA is a broad-based coalition of community organizations committed to making neighborhoods safer, improving police practices and accountability and transforming the relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the city’s various communities. The organizations in GAPA touch more than 30 wards—including neighborhoods directlyRead More
CHICAGO (CBS) — Community groups said they are counting on the Emanuel Administration to heed their calls for more citizen involvement in Police Reform Oversight. Organizations that are part of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability said there are recurring themes among all of their concerns about policing and police misconduct. Faye Dickens, with the Southwest Organizing Project, talked of police who treat marginalized residents with disrespect. WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports. “We needRead More
On March 22, 2017, the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability released its Community Conversation Report after listening to the concerns of more than 1,650 Chicago residents about police misconduct and community relations. GAPA is a broad-based coalition of community organizations committed to making neighborhoods safer, improving police practices and accountability and transforming the relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the city’s various communities. The organizations in GAPA touch more than 30 wards—including neighborhoods directlyRead More
The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), is abroad-based coalition of  community organizations with deep roots in 30 wards across the city. GAPA is committed to engaging with individuals from these communities, particularly those most impacted by police abuse, misconduct and harassment, and to amplify their voices around these issues. In November, we began a city-wide community engagement process, holding Community Conversations with residents throughout Chicago, to develop community driven recommendations for police accountability andRead More