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Uptown ‘People’s Town Hall’ Will Hold Police Reform Rally Saturday

The event will "uplift" the voices of Chicagoans who have been impacted by police violence.

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UPTOWN — A “people’s town hall” Saturday in Uptown will provide a forum for neighbors to discuss and amplify calls for police reform.

The 46th Ward Neighbors Against Police Violence group is hosting the event at 4 p.m. in Clarendon Park, near the corner of Wilson Avenue and Marine Drive.

The event will “uplift” the voices of Chicagoans who have been impacted by police violence, event organizers said on Facebook. Organizers will also discuss and advocate for the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council, also known as CPAC.

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The Civilian Police Accountability Council would have the power to appoint the police superintendent, create rules and regulations for the Police Department and appoint members of the Police Board to hear disciplinary cases. It would also have the power to approve contracts with the police unions.

The 46th Ward Neighbors Against Police Violence is among the new groups in Uptown and Edgewater seeking progressive reforms. The group helped to organize a police reform rally outside Ald. James Cappleman’s (46th) house this summer.

Residents of any ward are invited to attend the Uptown police reform town hall. Those who come are asked to wear a mask.

For more information on the event, click here.

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