Management Alert on the Chicago Police Department’s Administration of the Disciplinary Grievance Process

The Public Safety Section (PS) of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is currently conducting a review of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) disciplinary grievance process for sworn personnel. In the process of this review, OIG identified four immediate concerns that should be promptly addressed. The issues presented in this management alert represent significant obstacles to CPD’s ability to effectively administer the disciplinary grievance process, consistently represent the Department’s interest in grievance proceedings, and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.