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Record #: O2020-3961   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-56-245 to further regulate responses to audit reports and recommendations by Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety regarding police policies, practices and procedures
Sponsors: Martin, Matthew J.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 56 Office of Inspector General
Attachments: 1. O2020-3961.pdf
Committee on Public Safety City Council Meeting July 22, 2020


WHEREAS, In October 2016, the Chicago City Council established the position of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety ("Public Safety Deputy"), following the release of a video depicting the murder of Laquan McDonald and at the recommendation of the Police Accountability Task Force; and

WHEREAS, The Public Safety Deputy is empowered to, among other things, conduct reviews and audits of particular policies, procedures, and practices ofthe Chicago Police Department ("CPD"), the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and the Police Board, and to make findings and recommendations based on those findings to inform and improve future activities; and

WHEREAS, The Public Safety Deputy has released audits and reports on critical issues including, but not limited to, CPD's management of School Resource Officers, the Juvenile Intervention & Support Center, CPD's "gang database," CPD overtime controls, CPD's management and production of records, officer use of body-worn cameras, and CPD's compliance with the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act; and

WHEREAS, The efficacy of the Public Safety Deputy's audits and reports relies, in part, on the ability of the Chicago City Council and other municipal officials to promptly review each audit and report and to meet publicly to discuss the Public Safety Deputy's findings and recommendations; now, therefore


SECTION 1. Section 2-56-245 ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

Chapter 2-56-245 Response to Recommendations by the Public Safety Deputy.

If the Public Safety Deputy's report includes recommendations concerning the Police Department, the Police Board, the Office, or another City department or agency, that entity must

submit a written response to such recommendati...

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