Agreement Reached for Civilian Oversight of Chicago Police

Mayor Lightfoot and coalition of grassroots organizations say they’ve reached deal on civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department.

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Police officers stand by during a protest in Lincoln Park on June 3, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Police officers stand by during a protest in Lincoln Park on June 3, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Agreement Reached for Civilian Oversight of Chicago Police

Mayor Lightfoot and coalition of grassroots organizations say they’ve reached deal on civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on bringing civilian oversight to the Chicago Police Department in her first 100 days of office. On Monday, she announced a deal with a coalition of community groups seeking police reform.

Reset hears from a grassroots activist, an alderman on the City Council’s Public Safety Committee and WBEZ city politics reporter Claudia Morell.

GUESTS: Ald. Nicholas Sposato, 38th Ward, member of the City Council Public Safety Committee

Claudia Morell, WBEZ city politics reporter

Desmon Yancy, director of organizing at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, member of the Empowering Communities for Public Safety Coalition