The Independent Monitoring Team is dedicated to collaboration and engagement with members of the Chicago community. Our team will have continuous and regular dialogue with the community to gather their questions, concerns, and overall feedback. Members of the community are invited to submit feedback, ask questions, and attend our Independent Monitoring Team community meetings. We will review all comments that we receive from contacts and feedback forms throughout the monitoring process.


A Message from the Independent Monitor

Independent Monitor, Maggie Hickey, shares a message about the Independent Monitoring Team’s efforts to keep the community engaged in police reform virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Listening Sessions and Written Comment Period on the City of Chicago’s and the Chicago Police Department’s Responses to Protests and Unrest under the Consent Decree

To assist the Court, the Monitor, and the Office of Inspector General for the City of Chicago in assessing the City of Chicago’s and the Chicago Police Department’s response to recent protests and unrest, the Court held listening sessions on August 19 and 20, 2020 – via Zoom video-conferencing (due to COVID-19) – to hear from community members. Like almost all court proceedings, these sessions were held on the record and were accessible by the public and the news media.

The Court Reporter permitted the IMT to share the transcripts of the listening sessions with the public, which are available here:

In addition, the Court invited written comments, which will also be placed on the record and the public docket for this case. To ensure a fair and orderly process, any person or entity that wishes to provide written comments must comply with the procedures set out in the Court’s corresponding order. As referenced in the order, the Court accepted written comments until Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 4:30 pm. Anyone who registered to speak but could not be accommodated due to the number of requests may submit in writing a copy of the remarks that they had planned with the Clerk by 4:30 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020.

The Independent Monitoring Team, however, will continue to accept community comments at listeningsessions@cpdmonitoringteam.com.

If you would like to contact the Independent Monitoring Team you may also do so at contact@cpdmonitoringteam.com.


Quarterly Community Meetings

The Independent Monitoring Team held the last quarterly meeting on February 27, 2020 at Humboldt Park Refectory & Fieldhouse . The Independent Monitoring Team introduced the Monitoring Team that will assess the Chicago Police Department’s and City of Chicago’s compliance with the Consent Decree and gave an overview of the City’s and the CPD’s progress, as reflected in the first monitoring report. The meeting included roundtable discussions that gathered the perspectives of local community members to ensure the monitoring efforts reflect the priorities of Chicago’s diverse community members.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Independent Monitoring Team has developed a list of frequently asked questions to provide the community with responses to common questions.

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The Independent Monitoring Team will develop newsletters to provide the community with information on their most recent activities.