An outside review of the Federal Civil Rights Litigation division of Chicago's law department will be conducted by former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb, the city announced Sunday.
Emanuel called for a third-party review of the law department division last week after the resignation of Jordan Marsh, a top city attorney. Marsh resigned after a judge ruled that he concealed evidence involving the 2011 police shooting case of Darius Pinex, an African-American male.
Webb, with the law firm Winston & Strawn, will conduct the law department review at an hourly rate of $295, down from his standard hourly rate of $1,335.
"I can go in and they have to provide me with any and all information ... to kind of tear apart their practices and procedures," Webb said about the review, reported the Chicago Tribune.
As part of his review, Webb can inform city Inspector General Joe Ferguson's office about potential misconduct uncovered by the probe. A public report will also be issued about Webb's review.
Webb and his law firm, meanwhile, have both contributed political donations to Emanuel, according to the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper reported that Webb has also provided $3,000 to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's political fund. Alvarez has come under fire, in part, for taking more than a year to charge the officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times with first-degree murder.