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Review Agency: Chicago Police Need Anti-Discrimination Rule

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The agency that investigates police misconduct in Chicago says the city's police department needs a policy that prohibits officers from engaging in any kind of discrimination.

The recommendation from the Independent Police Review Authority's chief administrator, Sharon Fairley, came after the agency suggested firing an officer who was accused of using a racial slur about President Barack Obama.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Fairley said other officers "were not as forthcoming as they should be" about the remark when IPRA interviewed them.

IPRA says the officer is accused of making the remark in October when Obama was in Chicago and officers were deciding who would work on the presidential detail.

The department has been criticized for having a code of silence among its officers.

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