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Record #: O2021-5290   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/17/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-78 to further regulate powers and duties of Civilian Office of Police Accountability and its chief administrator
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 78 Civilian Office of Police Accountability
Attachments: 1. O2021-5290.pdf
Committee on Public Safety Chicago City Council Meeting November 17, 2021






BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


SECTION 1. Section 2-78 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

2-78-110 Purpose.

The mission of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, using standards as prescribed in 50 ILCS 727/1-10. commonly referred to as the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act, is to provide a just and efficient means to fairly and timely conduct investigations within its jurisdiction, including investigations of alleged police misconduct and to determine whether those allegations are well-founded, applying a preponderance ofthe evidence standard; to identify and address patterns of police misconduct; and, based on information obtained through such investigations, to make policy recommendations to improve the Chicago Police Department and reduce incidents of police misconduct.
(Omitted text unaffected by this ordinance)
2-78-120 Office and Chief Administrator - Powers and duties.
The Office and Chief Administrator shall have the following powers and duties:
To receive and register all complaints filed against members of the Police Department;
To conduct all investigations using standards as prescribed in 50 ILCS 727/1-10. commonly referred to as the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act:

(be) To conduct investigations into complaints against members of the Police Department alleging domestic violence, excessive, force, coercion, or verbal abuse;

(edj To conduct investigations into all incidents, including those in which no allegation of misconduct is made, in which, a Police Department member discharges: (i) a firearm in a manner that potentially could strike another

individual, (ii) a stun gun or taser in a manner that results in death or serious bodily injury, or (iii) in the Chief Administrator's discretion, other w...

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