Police reform: CPD Supt. David Brown faces additional criticism over firing of Robert Boik

Police reform: CPD Supt. David Brown faces additional criticism over firing of Robert Boik

CHICAGO (TOC) — Police Superintendent David Brown is going through extra criticism over the firing of the director of the workplace that’s liable for implementing court docket ordered reforms.

ABC7 has discovered new particulars a couple of assembly this week with the place Brown took warmth for placing reform efforts in jeopardy.

The assembly in query this week concerned Brown, the legal professional common’s workplace and the impartial monitor Maggie Hickey, who’s overseeing the court docket mandated reforms.

One supply with direct information of the assembly described it as a blood tub.

Sources advised ABC7 that in Monday’s assembly Brown was grilled about how he would meet deadlines for coaching officers required underneath the consent decree, when he deliberate to maneuver 46 trainers from the Bureau of Constitutional Policing to the Bureau of Patrol.

These plans had been questioned by Robert Boik, the civilian govt director of that bureau, in a prolonged electronic mail to the superintendent that morning. Boik was summarily fired the subsequent day.

Through the Monday Zoom assembly, described as very tense, Brown pushed again. Sources stated he advised the monitor Chicago has against the law drawback, noting the Bureau of Patrol has been hit arduous by retirements and departures. To make up for these losses each bureau has had to surrender officers, together with the counter terrorism unit that misplaced 150.

Friday on the academy coaching continued.

Sources stated throughout Monday’s assembly Brown bristled at repeated questions on his plan to adjust to mandated deadlines with 46 fewer trainers.

Brown advised the impartial monitor and the legal professional common’s workplace he wouldn’t be threatened about assembly coaching necessities.

He proposed bringing again officers on additional time or their days off to function adjunct trainers.

The legal professional common’s workplace issuing a press release saying partially, “The reported staffing reductions on the CPD Academy and Workplace of Constitutional Policing & Reform should not compromise the standard or amount of coaching supplied to officers or gradual the division’s progress on consent decree compliance.”

Regardless of the controversy, Mayor Lightfoot stated earlier this week that she nonetheless has complete confidence in Brown and that town won’t take steps backward in reforms. However sources aware of the Monday assembly say Brown’s plan can be a serious setback.

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