JUL 25, 2022
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) speaks during a news conference last week. [Alex Nitkin/The Daily Line]
Last week marked one year since the City Council approved an ordinance creating a civilian commission empowered to oversee the Chicago Police Department. But the city has blown past multiple deadlines laid out in the ordinance, and members of the commission have yet to be confirmed.
A group of police reform advocates and aldermen held a news conference Wednesday morning urging Mayor Lori Lightfoot to choose the seven people she wants to serve on the commission from a list of 14 aldermen handed to her in May. But Lightfoot said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon that her office is still reviewing the candidates, as the City Council’s selection process didn’t represent a “full vet” of the applicants.
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