Chicago aldermen plan to introduce an ordinance at Wednesday's council meeting to establish an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) in the city.
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) is scheduled to join CPAC advocates and aldermanic co-sponsors Tuesday morning at City Hall to announce the proposal, according to a media advisory.
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) has led a multi-year campaign in support of CPAC. The civilian-led council would investigate and prosecute claims of Chicago police crimes.
The CPAC measure comes as aldermen weigh proposals to overhaul the city's police accountability systems, including the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA).
Read Progress Illinois' past coverage of the CPAC campaign here and here.