CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a frequent critic of the ongoing effort to reform the Chicago Police Department, is set to speak to the Chicago Crime Commission on Friday.

Sessions was scheduled to speak at 12:15 p.m. at the Union League Club. There’s no official word on what he’ll say, but the speech comes little more than a week after he vowed to fight a proposed court order that would govern massive changes at the Chicago Police Department.

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The consent decree negotiated between the Emanuel administration and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan spells out new rules for police training, discipline, oversight, and use of force.

A federal judge must sign off on the consent decree, after allowing the public to weigh in during two days of hearings next week at the Dirksen Federal Building.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and legal experts have said the Justice Department can’t throw a wrench in the consent decree plans, so long as Emanuel and Madigan remain committed to them.

Sessions has repeatedly criticized Chicago’s crime-fighting tactics and policies. During a visit to Waukegan last month, he criticized a 2015 agreement between the Chicago Police Department and the ACLU to change the city’s stop-and-frisk policy.

He said city leaders and groups like the ACLU and the “Black Lives Matter” movement don’t understand the reality of policing.

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“Policing went down, crime went up,” Sessions said. “As a result, hundreds of Chicagoans are now dead–almost all of them African American or Latino.”