Aldermen Tackle Police Accountability Reform

Aldermen Tackle Police Accountability Reform

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Some Aldermen are trying to get a firmer grasp on police accountability in Chicago—learning how it works, and what should be fixed.

In a hearing of the subcommittee on police accountability reform on Wednesday, they mostly focused on a proposal from Alderman Leslie Hairston which would replace the current agency that investigates claims of police misconduct. The proposal would replace it with a new one that would fall under civilian oversight.

University of Chicago law professor Craig Futterman, who helped craft the ordinance, explained how the changes would work and answered aldermen’s questions.