September 13, 2018

Today, the Illinois Attorney General and the City of Chicago filed a consent decree to reform the Chicago Police Department in a federal court in Chicago for final approval. In response, Karen Sheley, Director of the Police Practices Project at the ACLU of Illinois released the following statement:

“Today is another critical step in the process of bringing much-needed reform to policing in Chicago. We are pleased that the City and AG provided a forum for the voices of Chicago residents and community groups. For reform to be successful, the consent decree needs this community input in the reform. To that end, we are now beginning to assessing whether these voices were incorporated into the agreement.”