Youth Police/Project Director Chaclyn Hunt Talks Transparency, Police Accountability and Youth Engagement on Chicago Tonight / by Darryl Holliday

Click the image above to watch the full Chicago Tonight video also featuring Jedidiah Brown, a pastor and community activist who founded the Young Leaders Alliance; Aislinn Pulley, a leader and organizer of Black Lives Matter Chicago and Chicago Police Department spokesperson Robin Robinson. 

Click the image above to watch the full Chicago Tonight video also featuring Jedidiah Brown, a pastor and community activist who founded the Young Leaders Alliance; Aislinn Pulley, a leader and organizer of Black Lives Matter Chicago and Chicago Police Department spokesperson Robin Robinson. 

"In Chicago, the simmering tensions between police and minority communities reached a boiling point after the release of the shooting video of Laquan McDonald last November. So where do law enforcement and the communities they're sworn to serve start to heal and end years – if not decades – of suspicion, antagonism and violence? We look at solutions to end the mistrust and contentious relations between minority communities and law enforcement." –WTTW   

Chaclyn Hunt is an attorney and the director of the Invisible Institute Youth/Police Project, which interviews black youth about their experiences with Chicago police. She coordinated a Youth/Police Conference at the University of Chicago Law School last year to report on youth experience with police.

Earlier this year, Hunt co-authored a working paper on Chicago police practices from the perspective of young black people called, “They Have all the Power: Youth/Police Encounters on Chicago’s South Side.” The paper details the ongoing work of the Youth/Police Project.