To reform Chicago, give inspectors general enough power, watchdogs say

As an example of what’s in dire need of inspection and enforcement, this:

Also today, Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson weighed in on one of the more controversial issues in local government, concluding in a new report the Chicago Police Department’s so-called gang database is a patchwork of cobbled-together information that is frequently wrong and so biased the city should consider ending it.

Echoes of red squad lists of yore.

Later: Better this, for a more organized account, including about destruction of files in view of impending legal action vs. CPD. I knew one fellow who bought a house with what he recovered from the suit.

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