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Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department

September 13, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have finalized a proposed court order intended to bring sweeping change to the Chicago Police Department.

For Community Policing to Succeed, Walking Around Isn’t Enough

June 1, 2018

Community policing is a way for members of a community and the local police to work hand-in-hand, but what all does it require of residents and volunteers, and how does a community ensure a successful program?

California to Oversee San Francisco's Police Reforms

February 6, 2018
California's attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to scale back a program that helped departments improve community relations.

NYC Council Debates Restrictions on Police Contacts with Public

December 13, 2017
The other bill will require officers to identify themselves with a business card listing their name, rank and command when they stop someone, and to state the reason for the stop.

DOJ Halts Ongoing Review of Milwaukee Police Department

September 18, 2017
A federal review of the Milwaukee Police Department has been halted with the retooling of a program once focused on improving trust between police and communities. The program's focus has been shifted to providing training.

Illinois Attorney General Sues Chicago to Force Police Reform, Mayor Approves

August 31, 2017
Joining state Attorney General Lisa Madigan in announcing the lawsuit, was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, reversing his position on whether the city needs strict federal court oversight to make significant changes in the troubled police department.

Activists Sue to Force Chicago PD into Court Supervised Reform

June 16, 2017
About 15 lawyers from Chicago and New York filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of six plaintiffs who allege they were victims of excessive force and other abuses at the hands of Chicago police. The plaintiffs also include groups such as Black Lives Matter Chicago.

Critics Slam San Francisco Police for Pointing Guns

May 30, 2017
San Francisco police officers, who were required in the aftermath of a disputed shooting in the Bayview neighborhood to document every time they point their guns, reported doing so 3,130 times in the first 15 months, or about seven times a day, records show.

Critic of Police Reform in Chicago Elected Union President

April 12, 2017
A challenger beat the incumbent president of Chicago's largest police union Wednesday in a contentious election that could sway the future of the police department.

Chicago to Move Forward with “Police Reform” Despite Sessions’ Review

April 4, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said his administration would move forward with changes to the Chicago Police Department after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of federal agreements that have bound other cities’ departments to reforms.

Sessions Orders Review of All Police Reform Agreements

April 4, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review Monday of all police reform agreements and investigations initiated by the Justice Department, part of an effort to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement.

Budget Proposal Holds San Francisco PD Funding Hostage Until Reforms Happen

June 17, 2016
'Reform or don't get paid' is the message Supervisor John Avalos is sending to the San Francisco Police Department as part of the Board of Supervisors' review of Mayor Ed Lee's $9.6 billion budget proposal.

Ex-Finalist for Top Cop Job Picked to Oversee Police Reforms in Chicago

June 9, 2016
Now Anne Kirkpatrick will still play a vital role in department reforms after Johnson appointed the 30-year law enforcement veteran to oversee the extensive overhaul as chief of the Bureau of Professional Standards

Clinton Campaigns in New York Calling for Police Reform

April 4, 2016
“Hillary will make new investments to ensure law enforcement officials are properly trained on issues like implicit bias, conflict resolution, and use of force so they’re equipped to protect their own safety and the safety of others,” it says on her campaign site.

Obama Explains Difference Between Police Reform And "War On Cops"

September 21, 2015
President Barack Obama on Saturday applauded the “outstanding work” of law enforcement as he called for criminal justice reform during a speech at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner.
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