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In Chicago, Sessions Takes Latest Shot At CPD Consent Decree

October 19, 2018 - 6:40 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Chicago Friday, urging city leaders to reject the legal consent decree that would govern changes in the Chicago Police Department. 

Speaking before the Chicago Crime Commission at the Union League Club, Sessions said an agreement between the Chicago Police Department and the ACLU in 2015 led to a drop in police stopping people and a dramatic increase in homicides.

Sessions says the recently finalized consent decree would put a federal judge in charge of the police department and hamstring future city leaders.

Sessions’s Justice Department will file a statement in federal court that opposes the agreement, but it carries no legal weight.