Calling it a “very stormy time” for the city and the Chicago Police Department, members of the Council’s Public Safety Committee approved the appointment of John P. O’Malley, a Director of Corporate Security for private investment banking firm William Blair and Company, to the city’s nine-member Police Board. With the shadow of the Department of Justice’s recently released report into the Chicago Police Department, aldermen spent most of the meeting cautioning O’Malley of what to expect as a member of the mayor-appointed board tasked with recommending disciplinary actions against police officers accused of misconduct. The appointment advances to the full City Council, scheduled to meet next Wednesday.

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