Citizens Police Data Project

The Citizens Police Data Project is a portrait of impunity backed by the police department's own data. We built CPDP so that data about police activity can be useful to the public.

The codebase for CPDP and all of the underlying datasets plus data processing scripts and FOIA responses are available publicly on GitHub.


Designed to serve as a national model for transparency, the Citizens Police Data Project is the product of a decade-long collaboration with the University of Chicago Law School’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.



On July 29, 2014, the City of Chicago released to the public a set of documents long sought by journalists and civil rights lawyers.
Here they are.

Names of 662 Chicago police officers with more than ten misconduct complaints between May 2001 and May 2006, produced by the City in the course of civil discovery in Bond v. Utreras. [datatable]


Names of 39 Chicago police officers with more than ten complaints between 2001 and 2006 who at any time during that period were assigned to Public Housing South (Unit 715), produced by the City in Bond v. Utreras


Names of 185 Chicago police officers with more than five excessive force complaints from May 2002 to December 2008, produced by the City in Moore v. Chicago.


List of Chicago police officers with more than five misconduct complaints from May 2002 to December 2008, produced by the City in Moore v. Chicago.


Names of 137 Chicago police officers with more than ten misconduct complaints between 2001-2006 who participated in any of the Chicago Police Department’s “early intervention” programs, produced by the City  in Bond v. Chicago.