Chicago Cops Use Social Media to Track Grieving Families of Gunshot Victims

‘These are victims, not perpetrators’

Illustration: Olivia Fields

ItIt was below freezing in Chicago on December 12, 2017 when a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the abdomen while standing on the sidewalk. In the days following the victim’s death, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) gathered information about the victim on social media…