CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the city of Chicago have announced their proposed plan for selecting an independent monitor to implement a consent decree which will reform Chicago's police department as a federal court schedules a fairness hearing to obtain feedback from the public on the proposed decree.
According to Madigan's office, nine teams of experts who have submitted applications for the independent monitor are being reviewed. The city and the Attorney General's Office have also scheduled two public forums in November to provide an opportunity for the public to hear the finalists' presentations and to ask questions.
“The public continues to play a critical role in reaching a final consent decree and providing feedback on an independent monitor that will oversee lasting reform of the Chicago Police Department,” Madigan said in a statement. “We look forward to gathering additional input from Chicago’s community members on these important parts of the process.”
“The voices and values of Chicagoans are reflected in the draft consent decree, and we look forward to continued public input as we take the next steps down the road to reform,” added Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I want to commend all those who have stepped forward and shared their experience and expertise to help us reach this pivotal point in the process of bringing meaningful and lasting reform to the Chicago Police Department.”