Community Renewal Society will continue our efforts to correct law enforcement systems that discriminate, criminalize, and torture black communities. This year, we will renew our police accountability campaign by addressing police reform in Chicago and Illinois. Our Police Issue Team will work with the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability and host community conversations on policing to identify priorities for community oversight and reforms to the police union contract in Chicago. We will also continue our advocacy and monitoring of police reform legislation at the state level.
Community Recommendations for Chicago Police Union Contracts
CRS has joined a coalition of community, policy advocacy, and civil rights organizations who share concerns on the barriers to police accountability codified in the City of Chicago’s contracts with the police unions. Our coalition has drafted recommendations to reform these contracts and increase police accountability. This coalition will be working to pressure the Mayor and aldermen to bargain for contracts that include the reform recommendations presented by our coalition.