Stops, Transparency, Oversight and Protection Act (STOP Act)

This ordinance would require the Chicago Police Department to collect and share data for all stops of any kind–including the demographic information of the individual(s) being stopped, the number of officers involved and their badge numbers, as well as information about the location, reason and result of the stop.  CPD would also be required to provide receipts to all people who were stopped and/or frisked and inform people of their right to refuse consent to a search.  The STOP Act’s data transparency is a necessary component of any meaningful oversight of the CPD’s stop and frisk practices, including evaluation of whether they are being used fairly and effectively. Right now, the campaign is gaining the support of aldermen and community based organizations. We anticipate filing the STOP Act in City Council in July. Passing the STOP Act now ensures that it can be implemented alongside the overhaul of data CPD’s data collection and dissemination already set to be required by Illinois Senate Bill 1340.

Download fact sheet here.

Download full text of the ordinance here.


Supporting Organizations:

8th Day Center for Justice
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois
American Friends Service Committee- Chicago
Arab American Action Network
Assata’s Daughters
Black and Pink Chicago
Black Lives Matter – Chicago Affiliate
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) Chicago Chapter
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR)
Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce
Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women
Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
Chicago Votes
Circles & Ciphers
Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction
Chicago Religious Leadership Network
First Defense Legal Aid
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois & Indiana Regional Organizing Network (IIRON)
Invisible Institute
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Kuumba Lynx
Loevy & Loevy
Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation
Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration
National Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Organized Communities Against Deportations
People’s Law Office
Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
Project Fierce
Project NIA
SEIU Healthcare Illinois
Somos Logan Square

Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)
The People’s Lobby
Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
Uptown People’s Law Center
Women’s All Point Bulletin

 

 

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