Over the past 13 months, our investigators have worked tirelessly to obtain a full, and an accurate, and an impartial picture of policing in Chicago. And on the basis of this exhaustive review The Department of Justice has concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
CPD does not give its officers the training they need to do their jobs safely, effectively, and lawfully. It fails to properly collect and analyze data. Including data on misconduct complaints and training deficiencies. And it does not adequately review Use of Force incidence to determine whether force was appropriate or lawful.
Or whether the use of force could have been avoided all together. By making the changes necessary to bringing constitutional community oriented policing to Chicago. The city and the police department will place itself in a much stronger position to combat the scourge of violence.