Chicago Lawmaker To Introduce Transgender Protections Ordinance

Chicago Alderman Proco Joe Moreno will “introduce an ordinance that establishes a transgender issues commission in the Chicago Police Department as well as set guidelines for police to follow while handling transgender people,” Windy City Times reports. 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.” The policy comes after years of complaints from transgender people “who have reported being harassed or misgendered by police officers.”