AG Loretta Lynch announces DOJ probe into CPD practices

AG Loretta Lynch announces DOJ probe into CPD practices
AG Loretta Lynch announces DOJ probe into CPD practices

AG Loretta Lynch announces DOJ probe into CPD practices

WBEZ broadcasted the live news conference by US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announcing a Department of Justice Civil Rights Investigation into the Chicago Police Department. The move comes in the wake of the October 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old African American Laquan McDonald and the subsequent release of a dash cam video showing the incident. The calls for a Justice Department probe began with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Last week she wrote a letter to Lynch asking the Department to determine whether CPD violated the Constitution and federal law. Since then, the calls have increased: US Senator Dick Durbin called for an investigation, as did Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. And Sunday, Durbin’s Republican colleague US Senator Mark Kirk said in a statement that the Justice Department should hold anyone involved in wrongdoing accountable. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)