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Rival Proposals For Reforming Chicago Police Will Face Off Friday — But It’s Not Clear If Either Has Votes To Move Forward

Aldermen on the public safety committee will review rivals proposals for reforming oversight of the Police Department.

Citywide

‘People’s Ordinance’ For Civilian Police Oversight Plan Set For City Council Committee Vote As Advocates Blast Lightfoot, Await Her Counterproposal

As a broadly popular oversight ordinance inches closer toward a vote, advocates criticized Lightfoot's failure to follow through on her promise to deliver a civilian police oversight commission within her first 100 days.

Citywide

After Another Deadly Cop Shooting, Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, CPD Leaders For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Police Reform

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on promises of transparency and action on long-stalled changes to police policy. Some say the mayor and department aren't moving fast enough.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (NO VIDEO IN STORY)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which shows police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which showed police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Police Killing Portage Park Father

The 22-year-old was killed by police during a foot chase March 31. After weeks of demanding answers, the city will allow family to view video of the shooting, a family member said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

2 Men Sue Off-Duty Cop Who Shot At Them In Irving Park: ‘This Should Never Have Happened’

One man was shot in his hand when an officer fired at a car "unprovoked," a lawsuit alleges. A second man was struck with shattered glass.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

COPA Blew Deadlines For Releasing Videos Of Police Shootings, Watchdog Says

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability missed its deadline to publicly release more than 25 percent of the videos of police violence it was responsible for sharing between 2016 and 2019.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Oversight Agency COPA Improperly Ended Misconduct Investigations, Inspector General Finds

The report cited several examples where criteria for administrative termination were not met, including an investigation into an incident where someone was found unresponsive in a cell and ultimately died.

Downtown

Officers Involved In Englewood Shooting Hadn’t Yet Been Assigned Body Cams, Prosecutors Say

The man who allegedly fired shots at Chicago Police officers in Englewood was ordered held without bail Tuesday after a Cook County judge ruled he violated his probation.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Police Shot A Black Man In Englewood. Then Misinformation Spread Like Wildfire

The creator of a viral video told thousands a 15-year-old boy was killed by police Sunday. The misinformation — and the police response on the scene in Englewood — may have led to civil unrest Downtown, activists said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago’s New Top Cop Rejects Code Of Silence, Says Good Officers Should Hold Bad Cops Accountable

"I reject the view that you can't support cops and hold them accountable," Police Supt. David Brown said. "God help us if we can't find the courage to publicly condemn police misconduct and excessive force."

Downtown