Community Recommendations for CPD Investigatory Stops, Protective Pat Downs, and Searches Released
IPCE and our researchers completed and delivered the Consultant Report: Community Recommendations for CPD Investigatory Stops, Protective Pat Downs, and Searches, led by Consultant Maggie Hickey. The report was released on October 3rd, 2023.
The ACLU of Illinois, the City, and CPD are working with an Independent Consultant, Maggie Hickey, to help CPD improve its policies, training, and practices for stops and pat downs. Together, the parties selected three community organizations—Lawndale Christian Legal Center, Equiticity, and Center on Halsted—through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to co-design a citywide community-led process to engage community members’ perspectives on how and when officers should conduct stops, protective pat downs, and searches of people through community dialogue sessions.
Maggie Hickey invited the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) at the University of Illinois Chicago to lead and facilitate the co-design plan and present a summary report of key findings and themes from those conversations. This report summarizes the ideas, concerns, and experiences community members shared through 17 community dialogue sessions. It also includes partner recommendations regarding CPD’s stop and protective pat down practices.