R. Kelly is scheduled to appear via video in Chicago court Wednesday, weeks after being convicted in Brooklyn. The hearing could answer some lingering questions.
It’s the latest twist in the fight between the city of Chicago and the main police over the vaccine mandate, which took effect Friday.
Led by a Northwestern medical school professor, the two-year initiative aims to equip street outreach workers with “resilience” training.
According to the monitor’s fourth biannual report, 363 officers left the force in the first six months of 2021, more than all retirements in 2018.
The Cook County state’s attorney put a similar call out in 2019 to ask women abused by singer R. Kelly to call her office directly.
Ald. Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez adds to the growing pressure on Park District CEO Michael Kelly, who has defended his handling of the sex abuse allegations.
COPA’s budget is under $15 million, millions short of the amount mandated by city ordinance.
The singer’s Chicago attorney says Kelly’s Brooklyn defense team made a mistake by trying to “victim blame” witnesses.
Critics say Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan is an impractical political stunt and will do more harm than good.
The deal, supported by 80% of union members, also allows the city to investigate complaints against officers without a sworn affidavit.