Aurora Civilian Review Board Holds First Meeting, Will Review Complaints Against PoliceCivilian review of police conduct is a reality now in west suburban Aurora.
City Council Approves Plan For New Civilian Panel To Oversee CPD; Critics Say 'Police Are Going To Lose'Aldermen voted 36-13 to create a new seven-member Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, the result of months of on-and-off negotiations between Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aldermen, and a coalition of grassroots police reform groups.
Public Safety Committee Backs Compromise Plan To Create Civilian Police Oversight Panel“What produces a better police Department is better policies, and now we’re getting our civilians, our communities, our residents an opportunity to have a voice in those policies,” Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Grassroots Coalition Announce Deal To Create Civilian Police Oversight CommissionMayor Lori Lightfoot and police reform advocates on Monday announced they have reached an agreement to establish a new civilian oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department, setting up a City Council vote this week after years of often heated debate.
Civilian Police Oversight Efforts Stall Again, But Alderman Say Compromise With Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is 'Extremely Close'“We are working tirelessly at getting this done, and I believe that we are extremely close,” Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) said.
Competing Versions Of Civilian Police Oversight Board Both Stall In Public Safety CommitteeA key City Council committee refused to consider the latest proposal offered by a coalition of grassroots organizations, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled her own competing bid from consideration.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Unveils Plan For Civilian Police Oversight Commission, Which Would Allow Her To Keep Ultimate Control Of CPD“Because the buck stops with me, I will ultimately as mayor – and any other subsequent mayor – be making that decision” on hiring or firing the CPD superintendent, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
City Council Public Safety Chairman Vows To Hold June Vote On Push For Civilian Board To Oversee CPDAld. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said he plans to hold a vote on civilian police oversight proposals on June 18, in time for a final vote by the full City Council on June 23.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Vows To Present Her Long-Stalled Plan For Civilian Police Oversight By Next WeekThe mayor has said, because she “wears the jacket” for crime in Chicago, she’s not willing to essentially hand over control of CPD to a civilian oversight board.
'We're Not Asking, We're Demanding:' Advocates Advance Call For Civilian Oversight Group Over Police, COPA, Police Board, And Other BodiesChicago alderman are now faced with daunting task of police reform.
Stalled Debate Over Civilian Oversight Of CPD Leads To Tense Exchange Between Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez“It’s been a real difficult time in our community, and what ultimately it demands and deserves is more than prayers and platitudes, but action Mayor Lightfoot," said Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez (25th)
Activists Ramp Up Push For Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police DepartmentConcerned citizens, aldermen, and other leaders tackled police misconduct during a virtual town hall on Saturday.
Aldermen, Mayor Clash Over Proposals For Civilian Oversight Of CPD, After Vote Delayed Until MarchThe City Council Public Safety had been scheduled to meet Friday to vote on two separate ordinances to create a civilian oversight agency, but the vote has been pushed back until March.
Aldermen Renew Bids To Create Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police DepartmentAldermen on Tuesday revived long-stalled efforts to create a civilian oversight board for the Chicago Police Department, although it remains unclear if either of two competing proposals offered up has enough support from the City Council and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Vote On Civilian Police Oversight Board Delayed In Dispute Over Who Gets Final Say On CPD PolicyThe mayor's office and a group of activists are at odds whether a new civilian oversight commission or the mayor should have ultimate authority for setting CPD policy.