Search continues for independent monitor to oversee Chicago police reform

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CHICAGO — Members of the public will have a chance Saturday to ask questions of four finalists seeking the job of independent monitor of Chicago Police Department reforms that are part of a court order.

The attorney general’s website contains background information on each finalist. They are: Coar Monitoring Team, Police Foundation Monitoring Team, Schiff Hardin-CNA Monitoring Team and StoneTurn Monitoring Team. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the finalists last month.

Madigan and Emanuel must recommend a final choice to U.S. District Judge Robert Dow Jr. Their offices will seek public input on the finalist teams at forums Saturday at the James R. Thompson Center at 100 W. Randolph St. The first will be 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the second from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Comments can also be emailed to

Saturday’s forums come a week after a judge took complaints and concerns regarding a proposed federal consent decree that would create new policies for CPD training, management and the use of force.

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