How CPD ‘Consent Decree’ Aims To Reform Policing In Chicago

Chicago Police Reform
Protesters gathered in the South Shore neighborhood on July 15, 2018, following the death of Harith Augustus, who was fatally shot by Chicago police a day earlier. Bill Healy / WBEZ
Chicago Police Reform
Protesters gathered in the South Shore neighborhood on July 15, 2018, following the death of Harith Augustus, who was fatally shot by Chicago police a day earlier. Bill Healy / WBEZ

How CPD ‘Consent Decree’ Aims To Reform Policing In Chicago

A proposed plan for court oversight of the embattled Chicago Police Department was released Friday in a 232-page draft agreement known as a consent decree.

If the plan is approved, a federal court and a court-appointed monitor would ensure changes at the department are met by certain deadlines. The proposal will be open to public input before a final version is submitted to the court.

WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith joins the Morning Shift to talk about the draft plan and the next steps in the process.

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