News Release
January 13, 2017

Police Board to Thoroughly Consider Recommendations from the Department of Justice Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2017

CONTACT:
Office of the Police Board
312-742-4194


POLICE BOARD TO THOROUGHLY CONSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPORT

Police Board President Lori E. Lightfoot stated that the Police Board will be closely reviewing the U.S. Department of Justice’s report on its investigation of the Chicago Police Department, and will be giving thorough consideration to the report’s recommendations for strengthening the police-disciplinary system, particularly those pertaining to the Police Board.

“The members of the Board and I are committed to the values of impartiality, due process, and transparency as we carry out our responsibility for deciding the most serious police disciplinary cases. We will give the DOJ’s recommendations our careful consideration and do everything in our power to promote accountability and increase the confidence of the community and police officers in the process for handling allegations of police misconduct.”

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