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Editorial: Who Monitors the Monitors

Being appointed to oversee a federal consent decree against a law enforcement agency should not lead to lifetime employment.

October 13, 2021

Consent Decree Monitor Says Chicago Officer Shortage Endangering Public and Police
Fired Oakland Chief Wants DOJ Probe of Department's Federal Monitor, Says Commissioner Wanted "Favors"
Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a proposed court order to reform the Chicago Police Department is an overly restrictive measure that could lead to increased crime.

October 15, 2018

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the very next year," Sessions said in the statement.

October 10, 2018

Report: Ohio Consent Decree is Likely to Last More than Five Years

A report issued on Wednesday — which monitor Matthew Barge and his 17-member team puts out twice a year — said "the City and Division of Police having made notable and significant progress in a number of critical areas, including, first and foremost, with respect to use of force" but that "significant work undoubtedly remains."

August 16, 2018

Anti-Police Activists Get Say in Chicago Police Reforms

Under the agreement, the community groups can provide input as the city and the attorney general’s office continue to negotiate the terms of the consent decree. And once the decree is in place, they can object if it is inadequate or push for enforcement if the Police Department fails to follow through on its commitments.

March 26, 2018

Source: Chicago, Federal Government Draft Police Reform Deal

Source: Chicago, Federal Government Draft Police Reform Deal

The city of Chicago and the U.S. Justice Department have negotiated a draft agreement that calls for an independent monitor to oversee police department reforms, though it is unclear if there will be court oversight at some stage in the future, an official in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said.

June 5, 2017

DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice said in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday that the department has "grave concerns" about its proposed consent decree with the city and whether it will improve public safety, and needs more time to assess it.

April 6, 2017

Sessions: DOJ Monitoring Undermining Police Effectiveness

In his first speech as attorney general, Mr. Sessions did not name any specific cities, but he indicated that Justice Department scrutiny from afar was undermining the effectiveness of the police across the country.

March 1, 2017

Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

Baltimore PD Commits to Consent Decree, Changes in Policy

It discourages the arrests of citizens for quality of life offenses, requiring a supervisor to sign off on any request to take someone into custody for a minor infraction, and also mandates basic training for making stops and searches.

January 12, 2017

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