World Business Chicago CEO Andrea Zopp vowed Monday to be an independent voice on the Police Board, in spite of her ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and easily won confirmation over the objections of a civil rights leader. Zopp pointed to her work as a state and federal prosecutor who exonerated the Ford Heights Four and prosecuted drug kingpins, a corrupt former FBI agent, a police officer who shot an unarmed homeless man and a congressman accused of sexual abuse.
Blaming political “shenanigans,” progressive aldermen on Monday struck out in their last-ditch attempt to prevent Mayor Rahm Emanuel from giving the CTA and Chicago Public Schools a “blank check” without City Council oversight. Monday’s Finance Committee’s agenda did not include the amendments championed by Aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd) and Brendan Reilly (42nd). When Waguespack demanded an explanation, Finance Chairman Edward Burke (14th) blamed the city clerk’s office.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Council allies on Monday used a now-familiar political ploy to keep controversial questions that might embarrass the mayor off the March 8 ballot. Instead of being asked whether they favor an elected school board, a transaction tax on the LaSalle Street exchanges or some other question that might run contrary to Emanuel’s policy, the Rules Committee authorized three, less controversial questions. Thanks to Ald.
Public Safety Committee approves MRE appointment of Andrea Zopp to Police Board over the objections of Karl Brinson, president of the West Side branch of the NAACP. Brinson says he has nothing against Zopp, but her "recycled" appointment is not the independence the board needs.
Safer calls Zopp the “gold standard for independence.” Says no one who knows Zopp, as he does, has any doubt about her independence. They worked together in U.S. Attorney’s office. https://t.co/8G8pLRqjtA
Zopp cites her work in prosecuting bad cops, corrupt FBI agent, former Congressman Mel Reynolds and her lead role in case of Ford Heights Four as proof of her integrity and independence. https://t.co/4843Vnrx3s
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