What Chicago Can Learn From Other Police Consent Decrees

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What Chicago Can Learn From Other Police Consent Decrees

Four years after Officer Van Dyke fired the 16 shots that took 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s life, Chicago is expected to enter into what’s known as a consent decree.

It’s a binding agreement that will force reforms within the Chicago Police Department.

Around 20 police departments across the country have entered consent decrees with the federal government, so what can Chicago learn from them?

Morning Shift talks to Jeffrey Fagan, a professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

GUEST: Jeffrey Fagan, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

LEARN MORE: Forced Reforms, Mixed Results (Washington Post 11/13/15)

Consent Decree Draft

Final Agreement Re: Pointing Firearms