Criminal Justice

7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60629 Chicago, IL 60629 (Directions)

Richard J. Daley College

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Pre-research resources

  • From CCPSA: “Earlier this summer, a ruling was made that when a police officer is accused of misconduct and could be suspended for more than a year or fired, the officer should have the option to have their misconduct case decided by an arbitrator rather than the Police Board. The Commission will be holding a hearing on the subject at its Thursday, August 31st, 6:30pm meeting next week.”
  • Documenters coverage and Newswire recap of a recent Police Board meeting where this was discussed
  • OIG’s Chicago Police Department Disciplinary Process Overview (with flowcharts)
  • OIG Report: Review of the Disciplinary Grievance Procedure for CPD Members

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Edited and summarized by the Chicago - IL Documenters Team

Note-taking by Ariana Portalatin

The C​​ommunity Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) voted to adopt changes to how it selects new members for the Chicago Police Board.

Live reporting by Kate Linderman

The C​​ommunity Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) voted to adopt changes to how it selects new members for the Chicago Police Board.

Kate Linderman @KateLinderman4
Good evening! I’ll be live-tweeting the @CCPSA_Chicago meeting tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. for @CHIdocumenters #Chidocumenters Follow along for updates.

06:20 PM Aug 31, 2023 CDT

Kate Linderman @KateLinderman4 2/3
@CCPSA_Chicago @CHIdocumenters Here's the agenda:
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@CCPSA_Chicago @CHIdocumenters The @CCPSA_Chicago has begun. 4 members are present.

Agency Information

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

(312) 742-8888

See Documenters reporting

In July 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance creating a new model for police oversight, accountability, and public safety. The ordinance creates two types of bodies: a citywide Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, with power to advance systemic reform, and District Councils, which will be elected in each police district and work to improve policing and public safety in the district. The Commission and District Councils will bring police officers and Chicago residents together to plan, prioritize, and build mutual trust; strengthen the police accountability system; give Chicagoans a meaningful new role in oversight; and explore and advance alternative effective approaches to public safety.

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By India Daniels 8/31/2023

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