The Chicago Police Department has been investigated by the Department of Justice, which found a pattern of constitutional violations.
Most of us have little knowledge and experience with DOJ involvement in our police departments, so a number of questions are raised. This page is a collection of those questions and resources to try and answer them.
What does this mean?
What exactly is and is not binding for the City of Chicago?
Will anything change?
Will charges be filed against CPD and the City of Chicago?
Will victims and communities receive restitution?
Have there been examples of such investigations that have led to significant reforms of police departments?
Does this investigation make any difference?
Is Mayor Emanuel, IPRA/COPA included in the investigation and bound to make any changes?
Download a PDF of the presentation
All of the links that were shared in the other handout are below:
Findings Letter [PDF]
Consent Decree [PDF]
Finally, for those who want to directly reach out to DOJ line attorneys in Chicago, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our attorneys filed an amicus brief with the Illinois Supreme Court to prevent the FOP from destroying hundreds of thousands of records of CPD violence and other misconduct.
On June 14, 2017, we filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and CPD. On August 21, 2017, the City responded to our lawsuit by filing a motion to dismiss and a motion to strike allegations from our complaints. On August 29, 2017, the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, filed a separate ...
https://www.theroot.com/community-groups-finalize-consent-decree-demands-for-ch-1826058090 The 125-page “Recommendations for the Consent Decree in State of Illinois v. City of Chicago” was made public Tuesday by community groups involved in the Campbell v. City of Chicago class action lawsuit.