The recommendation for discipline of Police Officer Robert Rialmo relating to the December 2015 fatal shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones is currently under review by a member of the Chicago Police Board. As outlined in the Municipal Code of Chicago, the required steps for resolving disagreements over discipline is now beginning.
When a disagreement arises between the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and the Superintendent of Police over the recommended discipline for a police officer, the Municipal Code of Chicago provides that the Police Board designate a member to resolve the disagreement. Late yesterday afternoon, as a result of a dispute in the above case, the Chief Administrator referred the above matter to the Police Board. A member of the Police Board who has been selected on a random basis will follow the standard practice for review of such matters.
The Board member will: