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A police oversight group approved a new policy to ban officers from “active participation” in hate or extremist groups.

Manuel Martinez

CPD Uniforms

A police oversight group approved a new policy to ban officers from “active participation” in hate or extremist groups.

Manuel Martinez

Civilian oversight board passes policy banning Chicago cops from joining hate groups

The commission has been working with the Chicago Police Department on the new policy for months. Members approved it unanimously Monday.

A police oversight group approved a new policy to ban officers from “active participation” in hate or extremist groups.

Manuel Martinez

   

At least 27 current or former Chicago cops have been linked to the extremist group the Oath Keepers, according to leaked rosters. A recent joint investigation by WBEZ, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project dove into those ties.

The city’s civilian police oversight board voted Monday to ban “active participation” in hate or extremist groups.

Reset talks with a commissioner on the board to learn more about how the policy will work.

GUEST: Remel Terry, commissioner on Chicago’s Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

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