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Attempt by Chicago politicians to avoid community control of police slammed

By staff |
July 7, 2016
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Frank Chapman (center) at July 6 press conference
Frank Chapman (center) at July 6 press conference demanding community control of police (Photo by Ekim Kılıç)

Chicago, IL - The crisis in city hall continues in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is desperate to create a new review system to cover up the crimes of the Chicago Police Department. His city council cronies, Carrie Austin and Ariel Reboyras held hearings supposedly for community input. However, they held them with no involvement of any of the forces that have fought for justice for the victims of the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression convened a press conference on the first day of hearings, July 6, to expose the sham, and to call for community control of police through an elected, civilian, police accountability council.