CHICAGO — Here's the report issued by the U.S. Justice Department on the Chicago Police Department.
The 164-page document is the result of "over 300 person-days" of investigating and interviews in Chicago. Investigators say they met with over 340 Chicago Police Department members and 23 members of the Independent Police Review Authority.
The result of the report is an agreement between the Justice Department and the city for in the form of a consent decree that will "include reforms of CPD's use of force practices and accountability mechanisms, as well as its training, community policing, supervision, data collection, transparency, officer wellness systems and promotion practices."
Among the report's recommendations:
• The police department should adopt use of force practices that "minimize" use of force.
• Change the process for reporting and reviewing incidents of use of force.
• Change how the department responds during officer-involved shootings to "prevent collusion and contamination of witnesses."
• Address interactions with people who are in crisis, through training and new policies.
• Improve how the city and the police department holds officers accountable and improve police oversight.
• Give investigative agencies the necessary resources.
• Make changes to the disciplinary system for police officers.
• Provide more training to officers.
• Reform CPD supervisor structures.
• Increase department transparency and ensure that promotions are fair.
• "Ensure that officers police fairly and compassionately in all neighborhoods, including in those with high rates of violent crime and in minority communities."
• Improve CPD's data collection.
Read the agreement between the Dept. of Justice and City of Chicago here: