The city’s Law Department proposed a budget amount tied to the overall Police Department budget for the new police oversight agency that is expected to replace the Independent Police Review Authority. Under the proposal, that agency will be allowed to hire outside counsel, according to aldermen The Daily Line spoke to who were briefed Monday.

Corporation Counsel Steve Patton held multiple briefing sessions yesterday with aldermen on revisions his office has made to the police reform ordinance, according to aldermen present. The ordinance is scheduled for a Joint Budget and Public Safety Committee hearing on October 3, followed by a full City Council vote on October 5.

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