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See the Full Draft Consent Decree Outlining CPD Reforms



    Chicago Police Department Nears Consent Decree

    Major changes could soon come to the Chicago Police Department— if the city reaches an important court agreement. Sandra Torres reports.


    (Published Friday, July 27, 2018)

    Read the full draft consent decree below

    City and state officials reached an agreement Friday on a plan outlining far-reaching reforms more than a year after a scathing Justice Department report found civil rights abuses within the Chicago Police Department. 

    The proposed consent decree, which calls for "wide-reaching reform of CPD's policies, practices, training, and accountability mechanisms" was released Friday afternoon, though it would still require a judge's approval. If approved, it will be a court order enforced by a federal judge. 

    The decree was released Friday afternoon by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson.

    Read more hereand see the full decree below. 

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