Support 14 recommendations to reform Chicago Police contracts

Reform Chicago's Police Contracts

The city of Chicago's contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Illinois Policemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (PBPA) are currently under negotiation. The current contracts codify policies that enhance the code of silence in the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The contracts do not effectively hold police accountable, they make it hard to identify and investigate police misconduct, and they create loopholes for police to lie about misconduct.

With the expiration of the current contracts comes an opportunity to create change for the better. The Coalition for Police Contract Accountability (CPCA) is a group made of community, policy and civil rights groups aiming to create positive changes to Chicago's police union contracts. CPCA has come up with 14 recommendations to improve the CPD contracts.

In order to reform these contracts we need our elected officials to prioritize our recommendations. We need you to contact your alderman and ask them to publicly support these 14 recommendations and to co-sponsor R2017-125, calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to publicly endorse reforms to Chicago's police union contracts.

Take a stand for police contracts that create a more just and accountable policing system in Chicago--edit and send the email below. In order to address your message to the appropriate recipient, we need to identify where you are.

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Yaacov Delaney