Why does the Chicago Police Department have a secret budget?

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Justin Kaufmann, Robin Amer and Freddy Martinez

Chicago Reader deputy editor Robin Amer and writer Freddy Martinez join Justin to talk about the Reader’s investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s secret budget. Robin and Freddy discuss the origins of the story, why this particular budget is so secretive, the CPD’s lack of oversight and transparency, what the department is actually spending money on and the efforts to restore accountability.

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