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Record #: Or2019-538   
Type: Order Status: Introduced
Intro date: 12/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Call for Chicago Police Department and Department of Law to establish new gang database
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Attachments: 1. Or2019-538.pdf
Committee on Public Safety Chicago City Council Meeting December 18,2019


Be it ORDERED by the City Council of the City of Chicago, that the Chicago Police Department and the Department of Law, in consultation with the Office ofthe Inspector General, henceforth referred to as the Database Working Group, shall establish a new gang database based on the following:
The Database Working Group shall provide any and all ordinances and policy measures required to enact a modern gang database six months from passage of this order.
Allow for meaningful, deliberate and inclusive discussion with community stakeholders, victims, and residents ofthe City of Chicago.
The Database Working Group must adopt a concise and accurate legal definition of "criminal gang members" and review all associated policies within the Chicago Police Department are accurate and legal when evaluating possible gang association and designation criteria.
The Database Working Group shall construct a database that is data driven and focuses on violence reduction within the seventy-seven communities within the City of Chicago.
Individuals who self-identify as gang members shall immediately be placed on the database. Individuals may be placed on the database by the Chicago Police Department or other partner agencies if they meet the criteria set forth in Item 3.
Any individual must receive written notice of their placement on the database within thirty days of registry. The Database Working Group is tasked with identifying a proper mechanism and venue to challenge an individual's database registration.
The Database Working Group must provide individuals on the current database as well as future registrants on the modernized database avenues for removal:

Current database registrants that have been arrested by the Chicago Police Department or any associated partnering agency within the last three years shall be registered onto the new database.
Current database registrants that have not been arre...

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