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Thursday morning, Corporation Counsel Steve Patton and city Law Department attorney Katie Hill are expected to meet privately with police reform advocacy groups and stakeholders to discuss progress on the Emanuel Administration’s police reform plans, according to those invited to the meeting.
Paul Strauss with the Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and David Melton from the Chicago Civil Rights Collaborative for Police Reform confirmed for The Daily Line Wednesday that they will be briefed on the administration’s reform plans at a private briefing scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday.
Multiple organizations The Daily Line contacted Wednesday reported they have not seen an updated police reform ordinance since a day-long joint Council Budget-Public Safety Committee hearing September 13. Aldermen, stakeholders and community organizers The Daily Line spoke to say they have yet to see new language that defines the budget for the new oversight agencies, a specific mechanism for appointing agency leadership, or whether the new agencies will be allowed to hire counsel without approval of the Law Department.