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CO Agency Agrees to Change Hiring, Use of Force, Training Under State Consent Decree

CO Agency Agrees to Change Hiring, Use of Force, Training Under State Consent Decree

The decree says that Aurora will have to develop new policies and training for officers surrounding stopping people, tracking and documenting use-of-force incidents and creating a culture that prioritizes de-escalation, making changes to the city’s Force Review Board, making policy changes surrounding different types of stops and crisis intervention.

November 17, 2021

Chicago Police Unveil Use-of-Force Dashboard

The Chicago Police Department on Monday introduced its Use of Force Dashboard, a publicly accessible collection of every police incident that involved an officer's use of force dating back to several years.

October 1, 2019

Judge Approves Order for Major Reforms at Chicago Police Department

The consent decree requires officers to document each time they draw their weapons—even if they don't actually fire—and tightens instances in which officers may deploy TASERs. It also requires the department to publish use-of-force data on a monthly basis.

February 1, 2019

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

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

Chicago Officers to Document Every Time They Point a Gun at Someone

Chicago police officers would be required to document every instance in which they point a gun at someone under an agreement reached Wednesday between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, two sources familiar with the deal confirmed.

September 6, 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

Judge Appoints Baltimore Consent Decree Monitor

Judge Appoints Baltimore Consent Decree Monitor

A federal judge has appointed Kenneth Thompson, an attorney at the Baltimore-based law firm Venable, as monitor of the sweeping consent decree mandating local police reforms between Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice.

October 3, 2017

More Than 2 Dozen Teams Apply to Serve as Monitor of Baltimore Police Consent Decree
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

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