News Release

March 5, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christine LaPaille, Director of Communications, 703-824-2693


Arlington, Va. — CNA's Institute for Public Research today announced it will serve as a member of the team selected as the Monitor of the Consent Decree which was recently enacted to oversee reforms at the Chicago Police Department. The team will be led by Maggie Hickey, a partner at Schiff Hardin law firm headquartered in Chicago.

"CNA is proud and honored to be a member of the Schiff Hardin team. We are pleased to work hand-in-hand with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department on one of the most important efforts in recent history to improve policing in Chicago and to set new standards for policing in America," said Dr. James R. "Chip" Coldren, Managing Director, Justice Group, CNA Safety and Security Division. Coldren will serve as Deputy Monitor of the team.

"This multi-year effort involving progressive change in the Chicago Police Department will require an all-hands effort from our team and marks a significant milestone for CNA's ongoing work on justice in America," said Rodney Monroe, a senior CNA analyst on the Schiff Hardin team.

CNA has provided analytical support to more than 340 law enforcement and justice agencies and organizations on a wide range of safety and security challenges, ranging from reducing violence, crime prevention and victim support to improving police and corrections operations.

CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. With nearly 700 scientists, analysts and professional staff, CNA takes a real-world approach to gathering data. Its one-of-a-kind field program places analysts on carriers and military bases, in squad rooms and classrooms, and working side-by-side with a wide array of government decision-makers around the world. In addition to defense-related matters for the U.S. Department of the Navy, CNA’s research portfolio includes criminal justice, homeland security, energy security, water resources, enterprise systems and data analysis, and education.

Note to writers and editors: CNA is not an acronym and is correctly referenced as "CNA, a research organization in Arlington, VA."


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