Chicago’s little-understood “investigative alert” system has been in the news a lot in the past year. It was denounced by an appellate court judge as an “end run” around the Constitution and criticized in a news story as a way to “sidestep” civil liberties protections. “Critics: Police Sidestep Warrants,” Chicago Tribune (March 4, 2013). But what exactly are investigative alerts? Are they constitutional? And if so, are they smart policy?
Falkoff, Marc D., "Investigative Alerts: Smart Policy or a Way to Skirt Warrants?" (2013). College of Law Faculty Publications. 15.
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