By Max Suchan
On the evening of October 2nd, around 40 lawyers, law students, and legal workers attended the fourth annual fundraising dinner of the Chicago chapter of the National Police Accountability Project. NPAP is a project of the NLG and is a non-profit membership organization of plaintiff’s lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending police abuse of authority through coordinated legal action, public education, and support for grassroots and victims’ organizations combating police misconduct. Chicago boasts a strong NPAP chapter whose members form a supportive network that shares insights and resources to advance broader work against police misconduct.
This year’s dinner was held at Nellies Puerto Rican restaurant in Humboldt Park. Attendees played a trivia game which tested their knowledge of local accomplishments and victories in police misconduct litigation. The fundraiser successfully celebrated a close-knit community that has accomplished so much in the past year at a crucial moment when police departments everywhere are under closer scrutiny in the public eye. To get involved with Chicago NPAP, email Melinda Power at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janine Hoft at email@example.com.