Community Groups Finalize Consent Decree Demands for Chicago Police Department

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By Monique Judge

How officers with the Chicago Police Department interact with black and brown people as well as those with disabilities, young people, women and LGBTQI individuals is the focus of a proposed consent decree that would overhaul the accountability and disciplinary systems as well as create new performance metrics for the evaluation of police officers.

The 125-page “Recommendations for the Consent Decree in State of Illinois v. City of Chicago” (pdf) was made public Tuesday by community groups involved in the Campbell v. City of Chicago class action lawsuit. That lawsuit was filed June 14, 2017, in an effort to force federal courts to oversee reform of the CPD.