Chicago Officials and Community Groups Move Forward on Next Steps for Police Accountability Reform

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--July 22, 2016.  The city of Chicago is announcing the next steps in its efforts to fundamentally reform the city’s police accountability system. Following a new series of public hearings and engagement opportunities in Chicago’s neighborhoods, City Council plans to vote on an ordinance in September that achieves Mayor Emanuel’s goal of replacing the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) with a new civilian investigative agency, and creating a new Public Safety Auditor to audit and monitor policing issues. Separately, the city is also announcing that at the request of community groups who are invested in . . .

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