Chicago Advocates Come Together For New Police Oversight Plan

Advocates continue pushing for community oversight of Chicago Police in the wake of the Adam Toledo shooting and the Derek Chauvin trial.

Adam Toledo poster
A person displays a poster at a protest in Logan Square following the killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago police officer. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Adam Toledo poster
A person displays a poster at a protest in Logan Square following the killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago police officer. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago Advocates Come Together For New Police Oversight Plan

Advocates continue pushing for community oversight of Chicago Police in the wake of the Adam Toledo shooting and the Derek Chauvin trial.

After years of working independently, the coalitions behind two competing proposals have come up with a new plan: the Empowering Communities For Public Safety ordinance. Organizers say it would give civilians a decisive role in reshaping public safety here in the city.

Reset learns how two groups came together to propose a new model for police reform.

GUESTS: Desmon Yancy, director of organizing at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, spokesperson for Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA)

Frank Chapman, field organizer at the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression