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City Council committee rejects discipline provision in Chicago police contract but OKs pay hikes

Chicago Tribune
December 7, 2023

Setting the stage for a potential legal fight and protracted turmoil between Chicago’s largest police union and Mayor Brandon Johnson, a City Council committee on Thursday opposed a contract provision that would allow officers accused of serious misconduct to have their cases decided by a third party behind closed doors.

The committee recommendation rejecting the contract stipulation now heads to a vote next week before the full City Council, which, if it agrees with the committee, would kill a major part of the contract between the union representing rank-and-file officers and Johnson’s administration.

Read more of Sam Charles and A.D. Quig's reporting in the Chicago Tribune.

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