The Invisible Institute was founded to hold government institutions accountable to the people who they serve. As a part of this mission, they sued the Chicago Police Department to make data about police misconduct and use of force public.
With this proof of concept, the Invisible Institute won a series of major grants, including the Knight News Challenge, and are now continuing work with a team at East Agile to build out an open-source platform for public oversight.
To learn more about this work, check out "The Chicago Police Files" series recently published by The Intercept. And if you’re a researcher, journalist, data professional, or community member interested in police data, be sure to visit CPDB.co or reach out to email@example.com.