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Record #: R2022-600   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on Chicago Police Department's policies and practices regarding leaves of absence
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Police, - COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Public Safety
Attachments: 1. R2022-600.pdf

 

 

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A HEARING ON THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT'S LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICIES AND

PRACTICES

 

WHEREAS, The Chicago Police Department had a practice that traditionally allowed officers to take a leave of absence for potentially up to one year without requiring such officers to attend the entirety of the Chicago Police Academy before returning to work for the department; and

 

WHEREAS, The Chicago Police Department has in some recent cases not allowed officers to take a leave of absence and instead made them resign requiring officers to re-attend the Chicago Police Academy should they desire to return; and

 

WHEREAS, This practice has impacted moral of officers and could further hinder the City's efforts to recruit and maintain an effective police force; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this twenty-second day of June, 2022, do hereby call upon the Committee on Public Safety to hold a hearing to discuss the Chicago Police Department's policy and practices regarding leaves of absence; and

BRIAN HOPKINS Alderman, 2nd Ward

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we request the Superintendant of the Chicago Police Department, or his designee, to testify at the hearing.