North Side Aldermanic Candidates Say An Elected Police Accountability Board Could Rebuild Trust In Chicago Police

Block Club Chicago, January 24:

EDGEWATER — Candidates at a crowded aldermanic town hall agreed Wednesday night that rebuilding trust between communities and law enforcement is crucial to reform the Chicago police system and decrease police brutality and corruption.

The forum, held at Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Ave. in Edgewater, focused on democratizing police accountability and featured aldermanic candidates from the 40th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th wards. The wards cover Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater, Andersonville, Uptown, North Center, Lincoln Square and Ravenswood.

The 13 contenders present were 40th ward candidates Dianne Daleiden, Maggie O’Keefe, Ugo Okere and Andre Vasquez; 46th ward incumbent James Cappleman and candidates Angela Clay, Marianne Lalonde and Jon-Robert McDowell; 47th ward candidates Angie Maloney and Matt Martin; 48th ward incumbent Harry Osterman and candidate David Earl Williams III, and 50th ward candidate Andrew Rowlas. Bill Morton, 49th ward candidate and Michael Negron of the 47th ward candidate were scheduled to attend but did not show up.


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