After DOJ Report, Many Reforms Still Await Action
In January, the Department of Justice issued 99 recommendations for reform at the Chicago Police Department. The report came after months of outcry from a video showing police officers shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times. That incident fit into a complicated history rife with allegations of misconduct by officers, especially in black and Latino neighborhoods. Terms of a consent decree are still being hashed out, putting the department in control of when and how reforms are rolled out. Chicago Reporter has made the process public on their website. We talk to Jonah Newman from the Reporter about which ideas have seen action and which are stagnant.