Federal Judge Green-Lights Chicago Police Reforms

A federal judge approved a final consent decree between Illinois and the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, ensuring court oversight over a department that has been under fire the past few years for brutality, discrimination and lack of accountability.

Former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the court for help in 2017 amidst public outcry of CPD practices and several high-profile police shootings making headlines.

A condemning U.S. Department of Justice investigation into CPD earlier that year found underlying issues of racial discrimination, use excessive force and a lack proper training and accountability for Chicago’s police officers.