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OPS Revision Update

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After months of police scandals and behind the scenes negotiations, the Chicago City Council yesterday approved broad changes to the Police Department's Office of Professional Standards.

That's the office charged with investigating citizen complaints of police brutality and misconduct.

Over the years, critics have blasted OPS for failing to do a better job of investigating or disciplining rogue officers.

In fact, the Police Department's own data shows that the likelihood of an officer receiving serious discipline for misconduct is extremely rare.

The new ordinance aims to bolster OPS' investigative powers.

And the office now has a new leader:  former Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department internal review investigator Ilana Rosenzweig.

Chicago Public Radio's Robert Wildeboer has been covering the story and he's with us in studio.

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