One day after nearly 300 people attended a public hearing on police accountability hosted by the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office announced its timeline for reforms, including when the City Council is expected to vote to replace Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) with a “civilian investigative agency,” create a Public Safety Auditor, and a new element: the creation of a Community Oversight Board.

The announcement, which landed late Friday afternoon, included a schedule of five public hearings throughout August for aldermen to gather input from residents. A vote on IPRA’s replacement and the new Public Safety Auditor position are expected as early as September. 

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