According to an agreement reached between the City of Chicago and Illinois Attorney General made public today, Chicago police officers will be required to file a report every time they point a gun at someone.
The below statement can be attributed to Karen Sheley, Director, Police Practices Project, ACLU of Illinois.
“Last night’s filing announcing the agreement reached about recording each time a Chicago police officer points a weapon at someone is welcome news. The City heeded recent public demands supporting this common-sense proposal. The City should also adopt the other demands that the ACLU and our clients have raised in our detailed response to their draft decree. The decree they file in court must be revised to ensure the City has an effective crisis intervention program, addresses police interactions with people with disabilities, and makes the reform plans enforceable and transparent.”