2017 Justice Department Civil Rights Investigation of the Chicago Police Department: Complete Report of Findings, Pattern of Unconstitutional Use of Force, Deficient Accountability Systems, Reform

by Progressive Management

Publisher: Progressive Management

Publication Date: January 18, 2017

ISBN: 9781370392278

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This significant report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. It reproduces the complete report from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division about the practices of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), along with the agreement in principle between the DOJ and the city of Chicago, as released in January 2017.

Introduction * 1. Investigation of the Chicago Police Department / United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois / January 13, 2017 * 2. Agreement in Principle Between The United States Department of Justice and the City of Chicago Regarding the Chicago Police Department * 3. Factsheet * 4. Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

The city of Chicago and the Justice Department have signed an agreement in principle to work together, with community input, to create a federal court-enforceable consent decree addressing the deficiencies found during the investigation.

“One of my highest priorities as Attorney General has been to ensure that every American enjoys police protection that is lawful, responsive, and transparent,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. “Sadly, our thorough investigation into the Chicago Police Department found that far too many residents of this proud city have not received that kind of policing. The resulting deficit in trust and accountability is not just bad for residents – it’s also bad for dedicated police officers trying to do their jobs safely and effectively. With this announcement, we are laying the groundwork for the difficult but necessary work of building a stronger, safer, and more united Chicago for all who call it home.”

“The failures we identified in our findings – that we heard about from residents and officers alike — have deeply eroded community trust,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil ...