One Year Later: CPD Slow To Move On DOJ’s 99 Suggested Reforms
One year after the Department of Justice released its scathing report of the Chicago Police Department, only a fraction of the report’s 99 reforms have been fully implemented, according to the Chicago Reporter. In the absence of a consent decree—a legally binding agreement to reform—between the DOJ and mayor’s office, action on the DOJ’s recommended reforms not only continue to lag, but also lacks an independent monitor to oversee implementation.
So what reforms have been made and what does CPD plan next? Morning Shift talks to Chicago Reporter’s Jonah Newman, who has spent the last year keeping tabs on what reforms the department has made so far.