Record #: O2019-3943   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/29/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 2 by adding new Chapter 2-83 entitled "Civilian Police Accountability Council"
Sponsors: Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, La Spata, Daniel , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Taylor, Jeanette B. , Rodriguez, Michael D., Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Maldonado, Roberto, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Mitts, Emma, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Martin, Matthew J. , Hadden, Maria E. , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 83 Civilian Police Accountability Council
Attachments: 1. O2019-3943.pdf
Related files: R2023-766
Committee on Public Safety City Council May 29, 2019
ARTICLE I. ORGANIZATION AND ELECTION (2-83-010 et seq.) 2-83-010 Definitions.
The following terms wherever used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning appears from the context:
Coercion means the use of express or implied threats that put a person in immediate fear of the consequences in order to compel that person to act against his or her will.
Department means the Chicago Department of Police.
Police Board'means the Police Board established by Chapter 2-84 of this code, as amended.
Superintendent means the Chicago Superintendent of Police or his designated representative.
Verbal abuse means the use of a remark which is overdy insulting, mocking or belittling directed at a person based upon the actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity of that person.
Independent Police Review Authority means the Independent Police Review Authority established by Chapter 2-57 of this code, as amended.
Civilian Office of Police Accountability means the Civilian Office of Police Accountability established by Chapter 2-78 of this code, as amended.
2-83-020 Establishment—Composition.
There is hereby established an office of the municipal government to be known as the Civilian Police Accountability Council [CPAC]. The CPAC shall be composed of elected individuals, one from each police district in the City of Chicago. Each CPAC member shall have voting power in the council equivalent to the percentage of the population of the City of Chicago that his district comprises. Once elected, the members of the CPAC shall employ such deputies, assistants and other employees as may be provided for in the annual appropriation ordinance. The offices of the CPAC shall be located in a facility outside of the Department of Police. The CPAC shall replace the Police Board, the...

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