24 Feb '12, 9pm

Chicago Alderman to Introduce Trans Police Ordinance | Care2 Causes

Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno has said that he plans to introduce an ordinance that will create a commission to handle and ensure the protection of transgender people while in police custody. The proposed ordinance comes after a number of complaints from the trans community over how they have been treated. Via Windy City Times: According to a fact sheet put out by veteran activist Rick Garcia and Anthony Martinez, executive director of The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA), the ordinance will mandate a policy for interacting with transgender detainees and set up a mayoral-appointed commission to oversee the treatment of transgender arrestees. “It’s a human rights issue,” said Moreno, who added that the ordinance is intended to address a “hole in the policy of the police of Chicago.” The policy comes after years of complaints from transgender people who have reported being harassed ...

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