APR 26, 2021
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) speaking during an April 21 rally for the Empowering Communities for Public Safety Ordinance
Passing the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance through City Council without support of the mayor would mark an “extremely rare” event, but advocates for civilian oversight of the police department say the city “can’t wait any longer,” they said on The Daily Line’s Cloutcast.
Coalitions previously behind the competing proposals for Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) and Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) earlier this year introduced their compromise Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance, which sponsors said will be filed as a substitute of the GAPA ordinance (SO2019-4132), and are urging Mayor Lori Lightfoot and aldermen to pass the measure.
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