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

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.

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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.

De Blasio Drops NYPD Appeal of Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

The judge, Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District Court in Manhattan, had ruled that the policy resulted in “the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and Hispanics in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.”

The Dangers of Judicial Arrogance

Maybe judges should be made to spend some time with prison staff inside the walls to educate themselves in a practical way on the true realities of life in the prison system and the dire consequences of their rulings.

Judge Lifts LAPD Consent Decree

U.S. District Court Judge Gary A. Feess has terminated the consent decree federal officials forced on the LAPD in 2001 in the wake of the Rampart corruption scandal, the Los Angeles Times reports.

LAPD Seeks Lifting of Consent Decree

The Los Angeles Police Department will make the case that it no longer requires federal oversight, during a June 15 hearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess, the Los Angeles Times reports.

California AG: Maywood PD Faces Court-Ordered Reform

The small Southern California police department, which a veteran policing expert called "one of the worst" he had seen, could face court-ordered reform, California Atty. General Jerry Brown announced Tuesday.