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Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils long-awaited civilian police oversight plan, retains power for hiring and firing superintendents with City Hall: ‘The buck stops with me’

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The seven-person board would be able to vote on a resolution of no-confidence in the superintendent, but wouldn’t have power to remove the top cop. Under the GAPA plan Lightfoot supported as a candidate, the commission would have had power to take steps to fire superintendents but could be overruled by the City Council, as well as set police department policies.

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