Chicago Police ‘Illegal, Violent’ Raids Violate Consent Decree, Attorneys Say, Forcing City Back to Federal CourtA team of attorneys instrumental in the Chicago Police consent decree took legal action against the city Wednesday, saying it failed to make critical changes to stop a pattern of unconstitutional raids.
Amid Fallout Over Anjanette Young Incident, Attorney Says It's 'Beyond Disappointing' That City Hasn't Responded To CPD Consent Decree Enforcement ActionThe city’s Law Department has not responded to a 14-page enforcement action sent to the city more than four months ago by a group of lawyers instrumental in the Chicago Police Department consent decree - demanding an end to the pattern that we had documented of “abusive” search warrant tactics.
Chicago Police Announce Path Forward In Fulfilling Consent Decree, But Do Not Address Complaints About Missed DeadlinesThe Chicago Police Department on Monday announced a path forward to fulfill a federal consent decree that took effect last year.
Attorneys Demand Chicago Police Stop Its ‘Abusive’ Search Warrant Tactics, Or They’ll Take CPD To Federal CourtA team of lawyers instrumental in the Chicago Police consent decree is demanding an overhaul of the department’s search warrant process, saying its methods are unconstitutional.
Attorney And Professor Craig Futterman Says CPD Is Dragging Feet On Consent Decree, Talks About What Defunding Police Might AccomplishJoining CBS 2’s Jim Williams and Brad Edwards Monday was Craig Futterman, a civil rights attorney and professor of law at the University of Chicago specializing in police accountability.
Promising Focus On Community Policing, Acting CPD Supt. David Brown Easily Wins Public Safety Committee Approval As New Top Cop“I will develop and identify community policing savants to push, pull, and if necessary to drag the police department to a community policing-oriented culture that yields outcomes that make us all safer," Brown said.
Changes Coming To CPD As Overhaul Starts Next MonthEleven hundred officers moving back under district command. Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck said the added resources come with added accountability for commanders.
Chicago Police To Get Help With Mental Health Crisis CallsAfter the consent decree last year, following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report in 2016 calling for sweeping changes to CPD and how officers handle mental health issues.
Chicago Cops Pointed Guns At People 246 Times In One Month Period: New Data
City's Inspector General Says CPD Taking 'Baby Steps' Eight Months Into Court-Ordered Reform Plan“I can tell you there is a mindfulness right now about not overwhelming the department, and setting expectations that would doom the department to failure," Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said.
How Much Will New CPD Consent Decree Cost The City?It's a new day for Chicago's traditionally secretive police department, operating under the bright light of a federal consent decree.