The working group was convened under the federal civil rights consent decree over the Chicago Police Department in the summer of 2020, and it investigated the department’s one-day use of force and de-escalation training. In addition to issues with the curriculum, the group found that many officers were coming to the training right after a night shift, that there was a high officer to instructor ratio and not enough instructors.
Reset learns more about the findings and recommendations for the city’s next police superintendent and mayor.
GUESTS: Craig Futterman, clinical professor of law at University of Chicago Law School and resident dean of the college; founder and former director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
Arewa Karen Winters, co-chair of Chicago’s Use of Force Working Group
Rummana Hussain, Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member