The second joint committee hearing on police reform, held this time on the North Side in Senn High School’s auditorium, drew a crowd of more than 200, and another strong showing from supporters of CPAC. Those testifying overwhelmingly spoke against any board or agency head that was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Police Department, or members of the City Council.
Attendance: Rick Munoz (22), Tom Tunney (44), Ald. James Cappleman (46), Harry Osterman (48), Joe Moore (49)
Half a dozen testifiers within the first hour told aldermen to reject any oversight board that included any board members or leaders appointed by the mayor. “We reject all appointments,” activist Mike Elliot said. “Your appointments throughout the decades have proven to be total failures.”