Police Surveillance in Chicago
by Jennifer Helsby for Lucy Parsons Labs
Chicago is one of the most heavily surveilled cities in the world. Cameras, automatic license plate readers, cell site simulators and many other surveillance devices are currently used in the city by the Chicago Police Department and its sister agencies. However, many Chicago residents are unaware of the scope of the surveillance systems, their huge cost, and the privacy implications of their use. Here we survey the major parts of the surveillance system in Chicago with respect to:
legal and privacy concerns
This intro to police surveillance technologies was produced from ongoing research through FOIA documents acquired by Lucy Parsons Labs as well as some public data. We'll be updating this intro as we learn more through our ongoing investigations. Email the author if you would like to submit other data.