Baton Use Incidents Draft
*COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED*
CPD WANTS YOUR OPINION
This is the public comment forum for the Baton Use Incidents policy, General Order G03-02-07. This directive outlines the policy governing the field use of batons, which includes the use of expandable batons, wooden batons, and improvised impact weapons. The policy was created pursuant to section V of the Consent Decree.
Please review the policy, then leave your comments below.
Please note, this policy will be issued and go into full effect during this public comment period. We understand that this directive, when published, will require future revisions. We are currently working collaboratively with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the Independent Monitoring Team (IMT), and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to review the procedures and responsibilities established by this directive. We will also take into consideration your comments and suggestions while we work toward a more comprehensive revision of this policy. While this review process continues to identify future revisions, the actions of CPD members will be guided by the procedures set by this directive. We invite you to share your opinions and ideas and look forward to your feedback. Thank you again for your continued partnership in building a safer Chicago.