FEB 19, 2021
Vote on police civilian oversight stalled as Lightfoot plans to submit her own competing proposal
After a nearly year-long legislative stalemate, aldermen were at long last scheduled to vote Friday on proposals to create civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department. But the meeting of the Committee on Public Safety was canceled on Thursday to allow Mayor Lori Lightfoot time to submit her own version of a civilian oversight ordinance.
Lightfoot in September said she would submit her own proposal for civilian oversight after saying she was “moving on” from a proposal by the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability after she and the group could not resolve a disagreement over whether the mayor or a proposed Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability would get the final say when an agreement between the two parties could not be reached.
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