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.
City Council Public Safety Committee Chair Vows To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Anjanette Young Ordinance For Search Warrant ReformsAld. Chris Taliaferro said he's recommending sponsors of the Anjanette Young Ordinance speak with the mayor about “working together on responsible legislation.”
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.
Chicago Aldermen To Review Proposals On Police Accountability TuesdayChicago aldermen have a chance to present their ideas to hold city police officers more accountable.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Promising Focus On Community Policing, Acting CPD Supt. David Brown Easily Wins Public Safety Committee Approval As New Top Cop“I will develop and identify community policing savants to push, pull, and if necessary to drag the police department to a community policing-oriented culture that yields outcomes that make us all safer," Brown said.
Aldermen Seek To Punish Cyber-Flashing With Up To 90 Days In Jail"Imagine being on a train, and getting a picture of someone’s genitals, getting a picture of someone naked, getting a picture you did not ask for, and can’t stop a preview, and not knowing where it came from,” Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) said.
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.
Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For GraffitiThe Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.
Police Board Reforms Approved By City Council CommitteeAfter years of being stalled in the City Council, a bill to change the way the Police Board operates has won preliminary approval.
McCarthy Vows To Establish Gun Offender RegistryActing police Supt. Garry McCarthy is promising to establish a gun offender registry in Chicago, something aldermen have wanted for some time.