03/14/2012 03:12 pm ET

Chicago Police Department Transgender Ordinance Introduced In City Council

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times:

Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has introduced an ordinance to City Council, aimed at easing problems within the Chicago Police Department in handling transgender detainees.

Moreno introduced the ordinance March 14, after nearly two years of advocacy by local transgender activists.

The ordinance would mandate that CPD adopt a policy for handling transgender detainees and would create oversight by the city's Human Relations and Public safety committees.

The ordinance comes after years of complaints from transgender people who have reported being harassed by CPD officers.

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