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Civilian oversight for Chicago police wins final approval after yearslong fight; opponents say it will make cops’ jobs harder and hurt recruiting

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot gives a speech before the City Council votes on the civilian oversight panel at City Hall in Chicago, July 21, 2021. A civilian oversight structure for Chicago police was one of Mayor Lightfoot’s goals early in her term. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

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