Published on Feb 16, 2017
Ken Davis is joined by the Invisible Institute’s Jamie Kalven. Kalven was instrumental in acquiring the release of the video and autopsy of Laquan McDonald, leading to full-scale demands for city-wide police reform. Kalven also authored Code of Silence, an exhaustive documentation of the efforts of two police officers to reveal extensive police corruption –including running drug sales – in the final years of Stateway Gardens and Harold Ickes Homes. Their effort not only didn’t succeed, but it caused severe disruption in the lives of the whistle-blowers. Kalven also shares his observations on the re-formulation of Chicago’s police oversight authority into the Citizen’s Office for Police Accountability, and explains how to follow these developments in real time through the Institute’s Tracker Projects. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).