Mayor Emanuel Plans to Disband Police Oversight Agency IPRA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to disband the Independent Police Review Authority, the Chicago agency responsible for investigating allegations of police misconduct.

The mayor announced his plan in op-ed columns for both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

He writes “it is clear that a totally new agency is required to rebuild trust in investigations of officer involved shootings and the most serious allegations of police misconduct.”

Emanuel plans to create a new Public Safety Inspector General to audit and monitor policing in Chicago. He will also create a new Community Safety Oversight Board “comprised of Chicago city residents.”

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