APR 16, 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference on Thursday
Mayor Lori Lightfoot staked her opposition on Thursday to an ordinance that would require the city to compile a public database of closed complaints against Chicago Police officers, a longtime demand of good government advocates and critics of the department.
The City Council’s committees on Finance and Public Safety are scheduled to convene together at 2 p.m. Friday to consider an ordinance (SO2020-3999) proposed by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) and Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29) directing Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to publish a “searchable, downloadable digital repository” of closed misconduct complaints filed against sworn Chicago officers going back 27 years.
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