In an editorial published in the Sun-Times, the mayor said he wants it to be replaced by a civilian group that has “more independence and more resources to do its work.” Despite a recent shakeup at IPRA, Emanuel says a new agency is needed to “rebuild trust in investigations of officer-involved shootings and the most serious allegations of police misconduct.”
Another part of the plan includes creating a new position at City Hall- a Public Safety Inspector General. That office would audit and monitor policing with the authority to audit both the Chicago Police Department and investigations that are cone by the new civilian group.
Full details of the plan are still in flux, but will be brought up at a city council meeting later this month. You can read the full editorial from the Sun-Times here. http://tinyurl.com/jqz8wgc