The public is encouraged to share their recommendations on a variety of related topics, including candidate qualifications and attributes, the CPD's relationship with the African American community, and strategies for police accountability. The Chicago Urban League will synthesize the comments and suggestions into a list of recommended actions that will be presented to the Chicago Police Board and made available for public viewing.
When: Tuesday, January 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
Where: Kennedy-King College Auditorium, 740 W. 63rd Street
Who: Lori E. Lightfoot, President of the Chicago Police Board
Police Board Members
Shari Runner, Interim President and CEO, Chicago Urban League
Moderator: Dometi Pongo, News Anchor, WVON 1690 AM
Format: To ensure that as many people as possible can participate, individuals will be given an opportunity to speak for up to two minutes per person.
The public is invited to submit comments online, prior to the community input session and through Friday, January 15th by visiting the Chicago Urban League Facebook Forum or via email to InputSession@thechicagourbanleague.org.
“This is a watershed moment for the CPD. The hiring of a new superintendent must reflect the input of all Chicagoans. If not, there are risks that trust between the African American community and law enforcement will be irretrievably broken,” said Shari Runner, Interim President and CEO, CUL. “Importantly, this is an opportunity for the Chicago Police Board to take into consideration some of the most pressing concerns and issues facing communities of color.”