UPDATED: 7/6/2016 4 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Advocates for an elected civilian police oversight board turned out for a City Council hearing on police accountability Wednesday afternoon.
The council’s Budget Committee and Public Safety Committee were holding two days of public hearings on police reforms.
Frank Chapman, head of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, said he doesn’t think most aldermen will listen to the voices of the people, but his group is demanding an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council to deal with allegations of police misconduct.
“You can’t get on no kind of moral platform and tell anybody nothing about terrorism or anything else that you’re talking about, so long as your allowing people with blue uniforms on and badges to perpetrate that sort of thing against our people,” Chapman said.