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Record #: O2016-2699   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Budget and Government Operations; Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Chapter 2-56 of Municipal Code by adding new Section 2-56-036 entitled “The Fair Cops Ordinance” regarding freedom through accountability, investigation and reform for civilian oversight of policing services
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Sawyer, Roderick T., Munoz, Ricardo, Scott, Jr. Michael, Santiago, Milagros, Waguespack, Scott, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Pawar, Ameya, Osterman, Harry, Moreno, Proco Joe, Taliaferro, Chris, Moore, David H., Foulkes, Toni, Lopez, Raymond A., Mitts, Emma, Dowell, Pat, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Curtis, Derrick G., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Hairston, Leslie A., Mitchell, Gregory I.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Inspector General
Attachments: 1. O2016-2699.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Joint Committee of Budget & Government Operations and Public Safety

The FAIR COPS Ordinance
Freedom through Accountability, Investigation and
for Civilian Oversight of Policing Services
The following terms wherever used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning appears from the context:
Chief Executive means the superintendent of the department, the chief administrator of the independent police review authority, or the president of the police board.
Department means the Chicago Department of Police.
Deputy Inspector General means Deputy Inspector General for Police Functions.
Discipline Matrix means a standardized matrix which stipulates the minimum and maximum allowed disciplinary action for officer misconduct based on the type and level of misconduct as well as any mitigating or aggravating factors.
MCC means the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago
Police Board means the Police Board established by Chapter 2-84 of this code, as amended.
Superintendent means the superintendent of police or his designated representative.
There is hereby established a function within the Office of the Inspector General to be known as the Police Functions Office, which shall include a Deputy Inspector General and such assistants and other employees as may be required to implement the powers and duties stated herein. The appropriations available to pay for the expenses of the Police Functions Office each fiscal year shall not be less than one percent (1.0%) of the annual appropriation of the department, and the Police Functions Office-shall have at least one full-time employee for every 250 sworn officers in the department. The office of the Police Functions shall be located in a facility outside of the Department, Police Board, and Independent Police Review Authority, and the Police Functions Office shall maintain full administrative rights to an electro...

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