IL Attorney General Calls on US DOJ to Investigate Chicago Police Department
Democrats eat their own…
Illinois Democratic Attorney General asked the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to investigate the Chicago Police Department’s practices and see if they violated federal law.
— Ali Winston (@awinston) December 1, 2015
That ought to help the black on black shootings in the city(?)
This comes after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the police chief earlier today.
NBC Chicago reported:
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to investigate the Chicago Police Department’s practices to determine whether they violated the Constitution and federal law.
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Madigan asked for an investigation into the department’s use of force, including deadly force, as well as the adequacy of its review and investigation into officers’ use of force and allegations of misconduct. She also cited the department’s training, equipment and supervision of officers and whether a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing exists.
Madigan said an investigation by the U.S. DOJ Civil Rights Division “Division is necessary and appropriate, given its experience investigating the practices of police departments across the country and based on its experience prosecuting former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.”
Earlier Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the firing of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
Protests broke out in Chicago this past week after video was released of the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
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