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Chicago Alderman Says New Police Oversight Agency Isn't An Ordinance He Can Vote On

Plans are unfolding for the new Chicago police oversight agency. 14th ward alderman Ed Burke says the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA, should have ex-officers on board. A move Burke says would help with complicated investigations. Ex-police officers will not be part of the COPA. The ordinance was approved earlier this month by a solid city council majority. Burke stepped out of council chambers during the vote.

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