CPD oversight agency submits finalists to serve on police board

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The Community Commission on Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) has sent Mayor Lori Lightfoot a list of four candidates for the two open seats on the Chicago Police Board, which decides disciplinary cases regarding Chicago police officers.

Under the ordinance, the mayor now has 30 days to select two names — or reject all four and call for a new list.

Lightfoot once headed the Chicago Police Board. Ghian Foreman heads it now.

The new members would replace Andrea Zopp and Steve Flores, who left the board in 2022. The commission submitted Rebecca Cook, Cathryn Crawford, A’ja Carr-Favors, and Andreas Safakas.

These are the first names submitted by the new community commission, and the panel’s president Anthony Driver Jr. called the occasion historic.

The CCPSA has really hit the ground running as a new, interim agency. It’s already begun searching for candidates to become the city’s next police superintendent and issued its own review of the Chicago police budget.

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