Faisal Khan began a four-year term as Chicago’s Legislative Inspector General in November 2011.
Faisal took on the role as the newly created Legislative Inspector General of Chicago following two years as an Inspector General with the New York City Department of Investigations. As an Inspector General in New York, his responsibilities included supervising and assisting investigators in conducting investigations for New York City against all persons and/or entities engaged in business for and with the City, for the purpose of eliminating corrupt or criminal activity, conflicts of interest, unethical conduct, misconduct, and incompetence. He also regularly issued and assisted in instituting policy and procedure rules for city agencies, and designed and implemented anti-corruption compliance programs used citywide.
Prior to that, from 2001 until 2008, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York, where he spent a number of years in Criminal Court, Narcotic Trials, and the Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureaus. Acting as Lead Prosecutor, Faisal investigated and tried numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, and worked with various federal, state, and municipal agencies, as both attorney and liaison for the district attorney. He also spent time training both attorneys and police officers in criminal law practice and application, at not only the District Attorney’s Office, but also the Police Academy.
From 1996 to 2000, Faisal worked as a senior investigator with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board [CCRB], where he actively engaged in investigations of police misconduct, varying from discourteous language to death in custody. Along with his investigative responsibilities, he created agency productivity and statistical reports as well as individual case tracking systems, assisted in training new Investigators, and acted as a police and civilian community liaison by speaking and lecturing on topics including the CCRB and police civilian relations.
Faisal received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers College in 1997, where he studied Criminal Justice, Sociology and Criminology. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2001.