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Police Gang Database Is ‘Riddled With Errors’ And Has Ruined Lives, Aldermen Say — So Why Is CPD Still Using It?

A trio of police officials described a database the department is planning to roll out that will be governed by tighter controls. But some alderpeople want the whole system scrapped.

Citywide

Chicago Police Continue To Use ‘Seriously Flawed’ Gang Database Despite Pledging An Overhaul 2 Years Ago, Watchdog Finds

"For Chicagoans impacted by an opaque and procedurally flawed system, time is short — and two years is a very long time," said one official with the Inspector General's Office.

Citywide

95 Percent Of Chicagoans Listed As Gang Members By Chicago Police Are Black, Latino, Watchdog Audit Finds

Department officials cannot confirm gang designations “are based on reliable evidence” or ensure that the data “serves a legitimate law enforcement purpose,” according to the audit.

Downtown

Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

Downtown

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office Says Its Gang Database Is On Lockdown, But Questions Remain

Many welcomed the announcement that the sheriff took the database offline. But the office has resisted calls to destroy it immediately or publicly explain other details of its plans.

Downtown

County Gang Database May Be Gone, But Activists Want To Know How To Help Those Whose Lives Were Already ‘Destroyed’ By It

While Sheriff Tom Dart decommissioned the gang database his office maintained, many want more information about its dismantling and an accounting of its impact on those listed.

Downtown