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Jones Day documents, hacked in vendor breach, reveal Chicago drone program details

May 13, 2021

Emails from the city of Chicago and its police department are among the documents stolen from Jones Day in a hack of its file transfer vendor, Accellion.

The emails reveal that Chicago started a drone program using money from forfeiture proceeds, which aren’t included in the Chicago Police Department’s official budget, report the Chicago Sun-Times (here and here) and Reuters.

The emails also show that Chicago isn’t complying with a state law requiring police officers to investigate shootings by police, according to another Chicago Sun-Times story. In Chicago, a civilian agency instead investigates whether an officer violated department rules in a fatal shooting.

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