Coalition calls for more police reforms after accountability report

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CHICAGO -- A report found an absence of accountability within the Chicago Police department, and broke down statistics, showing three-fourths of all street stops' and people Tazed are African-American.

On Monday a coalition fed up with all of this is calling for even broader change -- with a list of more than a dozen reforms, the Coalition For A New Chicago would like to see implemented immediately, after the release of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force report last week.

The coalition would like to see a civilian-based police review board, and the Independent Police Review Authority disbanded.

Another reform: the decertification of "bad cops" who break the law, and authority given to the mayor by changing city code to fire them.

The group also feels there should be random mental health screenings of officers, cultural sensitivity training, and whistleblower protection for officers who report misconduct.

In addition to a civilian review board, this coalition would like to see an inspector general for public safety in place who would independently audit and monitor the police department for patterns of racial bias.

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