Chicago Police Reform Debate Continues

Craig Dellimore
April 05, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Chicago City Hall
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An alderman and some community activists are putting pressure on the Chicago City Council to consider a plan to create an elected community oversight board to “police” the police.

The backers call it C-PAC, the Civilian Police Accountability Council. As proposed, it would replace the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and the Police Board with an elected, civilian police oversight authority.

 

It’s likely the votes are not on the council to pass it, but Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa, 35th Ward, wants the panel to at least debate the measure.

Another, less strict proposal has also been introduced and the Emanuel Administration has been reluctant to endorse that, either.         

Mayoral allies have been urging consideration of plans that preserve more administration authority.