Deal On Reform And Oversight Of Chicago Police Expected Soon
The Chicago mayor’s office and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that they were close to finishing a proposed draft of the promised consent decree Friday.
The consent decree is a legally-binding agreement that would provide a framework for federal oversight over the Chicago Police Department. A draft of the proposal is due to a judge by Sept. 1.
The consent decree will address additional training, use of force, accountability and discipline within CPD after a scathing Department of Justice report in January 2017.
Morning Shift looks into the latest on this story and what we can expect in the final draft proposal.
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