9-100-111  Officers and employees of law enforcement agencies.
   (a)   Officers and employees of law enforcement agencies may request a release of liability for the alleged parking and standing violation subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   The officer or employee certifies that the vehicle was in use for the performance of official government or business during an emergency or during an official investigation at the time of the alleged violation;
      (2)   The head of the respective government agency, or a designee chosen by such person concludes that the statements contained in the certificate are accurate and submits a written request to the budget director that the liability for the alleged violation be released; and
      (3)   The budget director approves the release of liability for the alleged violation.
   If the budget director approves the release of personal liability for the alleged violation, the violation notice shall be withdrawn. The budget director shall submit quarterly reports to the city council, detailing by department, agency or office, the number and nature of approved releases from personal liability for parking violation notices served upon city vehicles and privately owned vehicles authorized to be used in the performance of official city business.
   To expedite enforcement of this section, where the registered owner or lessee of a vehicle served with a violation notice is the City of Chicago, the traffic compliance administrator shall notify the department, agency or office to which the vehicle is assigned.
   (b)   A compliance violation issued pursuant to Section 9-64-125, 9-76-160 or 9-76-220 involving a vehicle owned by a law enforcement agency may be withdrawn pursuant to this section, if:
      (1)   The officer or employee possessing or using the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation certifies that the vehicle was in use for the performance of official government business during an emergency or during an official investigation at the time of the alleged violation;
      (2)   The head of the respective government agency, or a designee, chosen by such person concludes that the statements contained in the certificate are accurate and submits a written request to the budget director that the liability for the alleged violation be released; and
      (3)   The budget director approves the release of liability for the alleged violation.
   If the budget director approves the release of liability for the alleged violation, the violation notice shall be withdrawn. The budget director shall submit quarterly reports to the city council, detailing by department, agency or office, the number and nature of approved releases from liability for compliance violation notices served upon city vehicles used in the performance of official city business.
   For the purposes of this section "law enforcement agency" means an agency that is vested by federal, state or local law or ordinance with police powers.
(Added Coun. J. 11-28-90, p. 26194; 3-26-96, p. 19161, effective 1-1-97; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-99, p. 21529, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-15, p. 11951, Art. III, § 11)