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Chicago police review board approved; battles remain

Fran SpielmanThe Chicago Sun-Times

Oct 05, 2016

This article appeared originally in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday scored a big victory in the drive to get ahead of a federal civil rights investigation and restore public trust shattered by the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, but the most difficult battles lie ahead.

That much was apparent after the City Council voted 39 to 8 to approve the first two parts of Emanuel’s police accountability overhaul: A Civilian Office of Police Accountability to replace the Independent Police Review Authority and a deputy inspector general for public safety to audit police practices, recommend changes to…

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