City Council Gives Preliminary Approval Of Former Mayor Deputy To Police Board
Chicago’s City Council gave preliminary approval to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s nomination of a former deputy mayor to the city’s police board. Monday morning, a council committee unanimously approved Andrea Zopp to serve on the police board, which rules on the most serious police discipline cases. But while aldermen praised Zopp’s record as a prosecutor, the nomination was criticized by some police reform advocates over Zopp’s close ties to the mayor’s office. Zopp says she’s committed to police accountability and will be an independent voice on the oversight body.