Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has reportedly proposed a revised police accountability reform ordinance.
The mayor's ordinance would replace the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), which investigates police-involved shootings, with a Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). Emanuel also wants to create a new public safety auditor within the city's inspector general's office.
Critics of the mayor's initial proposal have expressed concerns over some aspects of the plan, including COPA's inability to hire its own outside counsel and the lack of a fixed budget for the proposed agency.
Under the new version of the ordinance, COPA's budget would be fixed at 1 percent of the city's police budget, according to reports. As for the issue of outside counsel, the city's law department reportedly supports the idea of giving COPA the ability to seek assistance from a minimum of five different law firms.
The Chicago City Council is expected to hold a hearing Monday on the proposal. The plan could go up for consideration at Wednesday's council meeting.