Following last summer's protests against police brutality, calls for civilian oversight of police became widespread in cities across the U.S.
Often referred to as civilian oversight or review boards, this type of police reform allows a group of people outside of law enforcement to monitor and review police activity, including instances of misconduct or brutality.
But just how successful or effective have these civilian oversight bodies actually been? For that and more, The Takeaway spoke to Sharon Fairley, professor at the University of Chicago Law School and the former head of Chicago's civilian police oversight agency.
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