Eric M. Heath will oversee the University’s initiative to increase the number of UCPD officers by 28 percent.
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The University cited concerns about high crime rates in the area, but the CEP said an increase in officers is “the opposite of what people have been wanting.”
Recently collected data points to racial profiling and demonstrates the need for FOIA legislation.
Surrounding neighborhoods have felt the brunt of increased violence.
UCPD says change is part of “an ongoing commitment to the safety of officers and the people the department serves.”
Psi Upsilon received one complainant’s contact information through a fraternity alumnus in the CPD.
The University needs to change the way it approaches security alerts.
“No weapon was displayed… no robbery occurred.”
Suspect has previously violated no-trespass directive.
Despite this year’s rise, the area has seen significantly fewer crimes than a decade ago.
The eight complaints that were reviewed by the IRC focused on racial profiling, unprofessional or rude behavior, and unwarranted search or damage of property.
Jabari Dean, 21, was arrested on November 30, and must report his charge to any future schools that he applies to.
There will be an increased security presence across campus through the end of the autumn quarter, according to President Zimmer.
With no more student-appointed representatives on the Independent Review Council, UCPD answers only to the administration—not the people it polices.
“What I want to see is partnership where we are focusing on an opportunity and working with the student body and faculty and staff to make it happen.”
Trauma center activists banned from campus alleged racism, police misconduct at a “teach-in” in on Wednesday night.
Statistics show that victims of violent crime are far more likely to be individuals of color, not rich white kids who “feel unsafe”
No arrests have been made yet in the ongoing investigation.
SG should make the nominations for student members of the UCPD’s Independent Review Committee.
The week culminated in a rally outside of Levi Hall in which protestors accused the administration of racial profiling, over-policing, and lack of transparency.
“Location, time of day and number of suspects [involved in the incidents] suggest a possible pattern”
The Editorial Board reflects on the major stories of the past year.
Owens was fired for instructing UCPD officers to ‘blend in and get intel.’
The UCPD’s Community Advisory Board will include members from Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, and Woodlawn neighborhoods.
Members of many community organizations came to the rally.
Slight increase is still far below rates from six years ago
“When I call what’s going to come? A good cop or a bad cop? Are they going to be effective, do their job…or criminalize and penalize me before even knowing me?”
The three gunshot victims were shot at 12:30 AM last Monday and two remain in critical condition.
Though UCPD’s pledge to release more information is a positive step, Illinois House bill is still necessary to ensure transparency
“What transparency does is that the eyes of the community are on [the UCPD] now.”
House Bill 3932 seeks to make private police records held by the UCPD accessible to the public.
Lack of information on the function of security alerts leads to student frustration with the UCPD.
Freedom of Information Act requests would apply to UCPD as to a public agency.
The Chicago Police Department’s Second District issued a community alert following several home invasions and burglaries, mainly occurring around East… Read more »
UCPD must improve transparency and objectivity to become a more equitable and effective police force.
The basketball game between students and non-academic staff was meant to foster new relationships.
“2013 saw a record low in violent crime in our area.”
The suspect was charged with nine counts of robbery and is being investigated for involvement in similar crimes.
University spokesperson says student reps on administrative committees typically change yearly.
The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety and Security placed third in Security magazine’s yearly ranking of 19 self-selected college… Read more »
The project intends to collect students’ experiences with the UCPD and show that these incidents of racial profiling are underreported.
New Director of Professional Accountability should be followed up with publicly available police records.
Students were handcuffed and detained, but nobody was arrested.
A new position created on November 3 within the Department of Safety and Security will conduct investigations into complaints about… Read more »
UCPD has increased patrols after 4 armed robberies along 54th Street.
The Citizens Action Committee for Fair University of Chicago Policing formed following a public forum two weeks ago.
Alderman Hairston pledges committee on UCPD
UCPD acts in private interest with public force.
UCPD actions toward trauma center protesters highlight the perils of the University’s private policing.