Feds Release Report on Chicago Police Abuse

Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice Department announced.
1:31 | 01/13/17

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The Department of Justice fighting the Chicago Police Department has a pattern of using excessive force. Its report released today after a thirteen month federal investigation. We found it TPE does not adequately train officers to use the appropriate amount of force. These are serious problems. And they bear serious consequences. For all Chicago wins the probe launched after police killed unarmed seventeen year old Kwan McDonald's shooting him sixteen times in October 2014. The video wasn't released until more than a year later leading to protests and demands for change. My general approach will be. To build off of what we've done over the last year. And to continue to make the reforms and changes that are necessary. The goal of the report to set that change into motion and follow a process similar to one unfolding in Baltimore. There after the death of Freddie gray in police custody a DOJ investigation found similar problems within the police department. And just yesterday Baltimore police reach an agreement with federal authorities to put sweeping reforms in place. To increase transparency. Public input. Oversight. Accountability. It imposes discipline. And beer treatment. And today the attorney general announced the city of Chicago agreed to begin negotiating a similar agreement. Adding he'll continue meeting with citizens officers and leaders there to work on finding solutions. RC Gonzales ABC news New York.

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