Apparently, the sensitivity training didn’t work out.
As part of an overhaul of its embattled towing program—following spring revelations by the Independent of favoritism, double-dipping, error and deception in the system—the DeStefano administration last month ordered that state marshals, among other involved parties, undergo procedural retraining, including lessons in sensitivity toward the public.
But at an aldermanic-committee meeting Thursday night, city officials went one step further, announcing that marshals have now been removed from the towing equation altogether. Meanwhile, two aldermen, Jorge Perez and Robert Lee (pictured), are pressing for a complete overhaul of the city’s use of marshals, including on foreclosures. Their proposal comes before the full board on Monday.
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