Student Government

The University of Chicago

Resolution 2013.2, SG and the Independent Review Committee of the UCPD

Tyler Kissinger

Resolution 2013-2 -- SG and the Independent Review Committee of the UCPD

Assembly of the University of Chicago Student Government, 6 March 2014

Sponsor: Tyler Kissinger, Community and Government Liaison

Co-sponsor(s): Mark Sands (CC 2016), Leeho Lim (CC 2017), Ione Barrows (CC 2015)

 

WHEREAS the Independent Review Committee (IRC) is the body which reviews all complaints brought against the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD), and

 

WHEREAS three representatives of the Student Association are members of the IRC, and

 

WHEREAS the Student Government is responsible for recommending Student Association members of the IRC, and

 

WHEREAS administrators in the Department of Campus and Student Life and the Office of the Provost have the ability to reject these recommendations, and


WHEREAS University administration has its own representation on the IRC, and  

 

WHEREAS the UCPD is itself a part of University administration, and

 

WHEREAS the Office of the Provost uses impartiality as an important criterion for membership to the IRC, and

 

WHEREAS a lack of independence from University administration calls into question the impartiality of the IRC, and

 

WHEREAS it is in the interest of the Student Association for a robust IRC to exist, constituted of members selected by a variety of constituencies, and

 

WHEREAS this Student Government consists of the democratically elected representatives working to promote the welfare of the Student Association;

 

BE IT THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Assembly believes that the Student Government should have the ability to directly appoint representatives of the Student Association to the IRC.