Chicago Appleseed looks forward to hosting the Annual Forum on Police Accountability at Chicago-Kent College of Law on May 17th with the Chicago Council of Lawyers, the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Chicago Kent Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Chicago Kent Student Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Materials for the event are available:
- Chicago Ordinance Creating COPA and Public Safety Deputy (October 5, 2016)
- IPRA Quarterly Report for First Quarter 2017
- January 2017 Department of Justice Report on Chicago Police Department and Chicago Police Accountability System (selected portions)
- “Processing of Complaints Against Police” by Gordon Waldron
Speakers at the event are Sharon Fairley (Chief Administrator, Independent Police Review Authority and scheduled to become the first Chief Administrator of the new Civilian Office of Police Accountability in September 2017) and Chief Eddie Welch III (Bureau of Internal Affairs, Chicago Police Department). The moderator is Lori E. Lightfoot (President of the Chicago Police Board and former Chairperson of Chicago’s Police Accountability Task Force).