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On Thursday, February, 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, representatives the City of Evanston and the Evanston Police Department met with residents in the Parasol Room at the Lorraine Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue to discuss plans to establish a working group that will review the police department’s current civilian complaint process.
The meeting started with members of the police department explaining the current complaint process, including the civilian review process. Attendees were able to ask questions and were then split up into groups in order to brainstorm thoughts and ideas on not only how the working group should be structured, but also concepts and improvements that the working group should review in an effort to enhance the current complaint process. Once the working group is established, they will be tasked with researching and ultimately providing recommendations to the Human Services Committee.
Members of the police department along with a representative from the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service were available as a resource to those in attendance in order to answer any questions.
A second meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the Parasol Room from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, where the information gathered at the first meeting will be summarized.