Consent Decree

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Steve Miller
January 31, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan started the process by suing the city of Chicago and alleging police used undue force, deprived people of their rights and engaged in a pattern or practice of racial discrimination.
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Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Mayor Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (WBBM Newsradio)
Craig Dellimore
September 06, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The Emanuel Administration has formally agreed to a federal consent decree requirement that police officers make a report whenever they point their weapons at someone. Now, Mayor Emanuel is downplaying the perception that the dispute delayed the larger agreement.
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Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File
July 27, 2018 - 3:42 pm
Chicago and state officials released a plan Friday to carry out far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision more than a year after a U.S. Justice Department investigation found a deep-rooted history of civil rights violations by the police department.
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