The Department of Justice is conducting the second of a series of four public forums this evening, as part of investigation into the Chicago Police Department. The first forum on Monday evening at Malcolm X College, which did not receive significant promotion (and escaped the notice of this publication) attracted a mere 30 attendees. Progress Illinois reported that DOJ representatives at Monday’s meeting, “said they have already heard from about 400 community members about their experiences with the CPD through an email hotline and letters.”

Tonight’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Kennedy King City College (U Building), 740 W. 63rd St.

According to a release from the DOJ, “The purpose of the pattern or practice investigation is to determine whether there are systemic violations of the Constitution or federal law by the Chicago Police Department.”

A third meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., July 12, at Truman College, and a fourth public meeting for 6:30 p.m. at KROC Center Chapel, 1250 W. 119th St.