Criminal Justice

7500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60629 Chicago, IL 60629 (Directions)

Richard J. Daley College

You have the option of documenting this meeting in person or remotely.

If you choose to attend in person, an additional hour will be added to your total assignment hours. You may be asked to provide government-issued photo ID and to go through a metal detector. More tips for attending in person meetings

If you choose to document remotely, you will need to sign up for the Zoom meeting. A registration link will be included in the agenda when it is posted. Never post a Zoom link directly on Twitter as this can lead to Zoombombing.

The end time listed on this assignment is an estimation based on the duration of past meetings of this type.

A video recording of the meeting may be made available after the fact at

Pre-research resources

  • From CCPSA: “Earlier this summer, a ruling was made that when a police officer is accused of misconduct and could be suspended for more than a year or fired, the officer should have the option to have their misconduct case decided by an arbitrator rather than the Police Board. The Commission will be holding a hearing on the subject at its Thursday, August 31st, 6:30pm meeting next week.”
  • Documenters coverage and Newswire recap of a recent Police Board meeting where this was discussed
  • OIG’s Chicago Police Department Disciplinary Process Overview (with flowcharts)
  • OIG Report: Review of the Disciplinary Grievance Procedure for CPD Members

Check the source website for additional information


By Ariana Portalatin 8/31/2023
By Kate Linderman 8/31/2023
By India Daniels 8/30/2023
By Ariana Portalatin 8/31/2023

Agency Information

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

(312) 742-8888

See Documenters reporting

In July 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance creating a new model for police oversight, accountability, and public safety. The ordinance creates two types of bodies: a citywide Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, with power to advance systemic reform, and District Councils, which will be elected in each police district and work to improve policing and public safety in the district. The Commission and District Councils will bring police officers and Chicago residents together to plan, prioritize, and build mutual trust; strengthen the police accountability system; give Chicagoans a meaningful new role in oversight; and explore and advance alternative effective approaches to public safety.

Additional context:


By India Daniels 8/31/2023

More from this agency

Regular Meeting

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023

6:30 p.m. CDT

Regular Meeting

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

Monday, Nov. 13, 2023

6:30 p.m. CST

Regular Meeting

Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

Monday, Dec. 11, 2023

6:30 p.m. CST