Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson is neck deep in the inner workings of Chicago government. The man in charge of auditing and investigating all city departments looking for waste, fraud, and abuse, has been given a wider swathe of responsibilities within the past two years: the ability to investigate aldermen, and tracking trends in the Chicago Police Department and its oversight bodies.

In an hour-long discussion with publisher Mike Fourcher on the Aldercast, Ferguson touches on some of his frustrations with police oversight progress, lasting ethics issues in the city and state, and what’s not working with Council reform efforts. 

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