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Record #: O2016-6406   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-74-020 regarding liability insurance requirements and indemnification of City in instances of police officer malfeasance
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 74 Dept. of Human Resources
Attachments: 1. O2016-6406.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
September 14 , 2016 Chicago City Council Referred to FINANCE COMMITTEE

Amending the Department of Human Resources Ordinance to Hold Taxpayers Harmless from Costs of Malfeasance on the Part of Police Officers

WHEREAS, the overwhelming majority of the City of Chicago's police officers equip themselves on a daily basis with honor and fortitude in serving and protecting the people ofthe city; and
WHEREAS, the taxpayers of the city have borne millions of dollars in costs because of malfeasance on the part of a small number of city police officers; and
WHEREAS, the costs so borne by city taxpayers deprive taxpayers and their neighborhoods and communities of critical resources; and
WHEREAS, city police officers, by virtue of their training and experience, warrant the same degree of respect and responsibility as is expected of other professionals; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO that Chapter 2-74 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended by added the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
2-74-020 Department established - Composition - Commissioner's powers and duties.
There is hereby established an executive department ofthe City of Chicago which shall be known as the department of human resources. The commissioner of human resources shall be the chief executive officer of the department of human resources and shall be appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent ofthe city council and shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. The commissioner of human resources shall be responsible for the general management and control of the department of human resources in a manner consistent with the ordinances of the city, the laws of the state, and the rules of the department. The commissioner of human resources shall have the power and duty to:
encourage and exercise leadership in the development of effective personnel administration within the several departments in the government service, and to...

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