The information housed in the Citizens Police Data Project (CPDP) comes primarily from datasets provided by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). The CPD has released these tables and documents in response to litigation and to FOIA requests.

The datatables that we received were accompanied by a disclaimer that not all of the information contained in the city’s database may be completely accurate. No independent verification of the city’s records has taken place. This public database does not purport to be a perfectly accurate or timely reflection of either the city’s internal database nor of the truthfulness of data stored in the city's internal database.

Slight changes to the spelling of officer names and to the wording of misconduct categories have been made to ensure consistency.

This public database also contains other readily available data that has been linked to the city’s original datasets.

By accessing this database, you acknowledge that the Invisible Institute is not responsible for any derivative work performed by or published by users of this public database. The CPDP is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice. 

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