[remote or in person] Police Board

Chicago Police Board
Criminal Justice

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
7:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. CDT

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3510 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60653 (Directions)

Public Safety Headquarters

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Edited and summarized by the Chicago - IL Documenters Team

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Live reporting by Citlali Perez

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08:34 PM Sep 21, 2023 CDT

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The agenda and livestream for todays meeting can be found here
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Meeting called to order at 7:31
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Board members Steve Block and President Ghian Foreman join through Zoom
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Minutes are approved at 7:33
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First item is regarding the arbitrators opinion on police disciplinary actions
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The board will be announcing their decision soon and releasing a response regarding the decision in the future
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The next item on the agenda is on police disciplinary cases which there are non to review
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Next item: Funds for may 2023 event are passed
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Fred waller, interim police superintendent addresses his departure from his position.
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The audience and other board members give him an applause after his report
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Chief Administrator of COPA, Andrea Kersten gives her report. She says highest complain type is improper search. She says overall sustained case rate is in line with the national average.
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She says she is glad to announce that the case load is just over a thousand which is less than it’s been in the past.
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She says she’s committed to making sure that the timeline of their investigations is acceptable for every stakeholder involved.
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Jorge Montes addresses his departure. He says he hopes to be replaced by another member of the Latino/ Hispanic community
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Public comment portion of the meeting begins


Agency Information

Chicago Police Board

The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian body that oversees various matters of the Chicago Police Department, mainly deciding disciplinary cases involving police officers or members of the department, and nominating candidates for Superintendent of Police. The nine individuals who sit on the board are appointed by the mayor.

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