Civilian Police Accountability Council


The campaign for CPAC is led by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political RepressionWe are organizing for a systemic change in Chicago’s racist policing system. Our overall strategy is to build a movement with the communities impacted by police crimes and get legislation passed through the City Council that will create an all elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). A council, consisting of elected community members from all of the police districts, that will be empowered to hold police accountable for the crimes they commit and to control and decide how their communities are policed.


*Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been shot by Chicago cops—an average of more than one person a week. In the 208 cases closed over the two year period, 2013 and 2014, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified.

Source: Chicago Reader June 2015

*Between September, 2007 and December 31st 2015,  132 people have been killed by Chicago Police Department officers.

Source: Sept 2007 – Dec 2014
Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015 and The Counted – people killed in US by police

* Since Oct 1 2007 – Dec 31, 2015  
411 Total Shootings by Chicago Police, IPRA has found all but 2 “justified”
Source:  Chicago Tribune Dec 4th 2015 (409)
Dec 4, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015 and The Counted – people killed in US by police (2)

*African Americans are 10 times more likely to be shot by a Chicago police officer than a white person.
source: Chicago Reporter

*From 2009 – 2011  92% of taser uses involved Black or Latino targets including 49 youth ages 8 to 16
Source: We Charge Genocide Shadow Report to United Nations Committee Against Torture 2014

How do stop the Chicago police from terrorizing our neighborhoods, from racial profiling, torturing and murdering our communities? By demanding a systemic change, by demanding community control of the police where cops are held accountable for their crimes, and communities decide and control how they are policed.

How do we get there? By fighting for an all-elected all Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC)!

CPAC Resources

READ the CPAC ordinance

READ the CPAC ordinance summary (English & En Español)

Letter of Support for CPAC by Chicago Aldermen to Mayor Emanuel Oct 2016

Video ‘Systems of Power & The Chicago Police Department—Before and After CPAC’

The People’s Guide to CPAC

Sign the Petition for CPAC 

Download blank CPAC petition 

Summary of the Movement for CPAC Nov 2015

The Movement for CPAC

A Brief Look at How Our Movement to Stop Police Crimes Started

Endorsers of CPAC 


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