Chicago Police Department already is controlled by civilians – in City Hall

Dick Devine, Of Counsel in Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice, shared in Crain’s Chicago Business his concerns over the recent proposal to shake up the organizational structure of the Chicago Police Department.  The proposal is being forwarded by the Grassroots Alliance for Public Accountability.  The Alliance proposes to form a civilian commission to oversee the CPD – adding, as Dick details in his column, a layer of civilian administration and governance without heed to the civilian controls already in place.  Dick provides a provocative insider’s perspective to the matter in the April 11, 2018 issue.  To read the entire piece, click here.