Office of Inspector General, MCC-Chp-2-56

On October 05,2016 City Council approved amendments to Municipal Code, which created ” a Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety to audit and review the policies, procedures, and practices of the Chicago Police Department, the Police Board, and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and thereby enhance transparency, accountability and quality of oversight.” The legislation becomes effective on November 11, 2016.

Timeline Of Past Amendments

On March 18, 2015, amendments established that, “appropriations available to pay for the expenses of the office of inspector general during each fiscal year shall be not less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the annual appropriation of all funds contained in the annual appropriation ordinance, as adjusted…” and provided OIG the jurisdiction to, “engage in activities that are both authorized by and carried out under the direction of the Illinois Attorney General, the Cook County State’s Attorney, the United States Department of Justice and other agencies authorized to investigate and prosecute violations of criminal law…” See March 2015 Amendments MCC-Chp-2-56 .

On March 16,  2016, further amendments extended OIG’s jurisdiction to City Council  to “ensure the allegations of misconduct against aldermen and their employees are thoroughly investigated and addressed.” See March 2016 Amendments MCC-Chp-2-56.