Among the many things I learned at the ICPR Forum was the answer to a question that troubles many Chicagoans: why can’t police officers be more quickly disciplined or terminated when their actions warrant such consequences? The answer is simple: state law defers to the police union contract. Read the current contract and the disciplinary procedures it outlines as posted on the FOP Web site.
I mentioned the reform legislation that Gov. Rauner signed into law in August 2015, but neglected to include a link to it. The text of the “Police and Community Relations Improvement Act” can be found here.