MAY 19, 2021
A revised ordinance would compel the city to open a public database of closed police misconduct files going back to 2000. [Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago]
Updated May 19, 6:18 p.m.— Leaders of a Chicago watchdog agency on Wednesday tore into a curtailed version of a police transparency ordinance held up as a compromise between Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration and a pair of key aldermen. The series of substantial edits to the measure would "profoundly limit its transparency value," a spokesperson for Inspector General Joseph Ferguson wrote in a statement.
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