The Illinois Attorney General and the City of Chicago recently unveiled a draft agreement to guide reform of the Chicago Police Department. The plan, a “consent decree” to be submitted to a federal court for final approval, aims to address problems detailed in a scathing report from the U.S. Department of Justice last year.
The ACLU, alongside our clients and community partners, recently released our official response on how to improve the draft plan: A Commitment to Real Reform.
The Illinois Attorney General is accepting public comments, but the time is short. The period for comments closes on this Friday, August 17.
Send the below message to the attorney general today to ensure these important improvements are included in the final version of the consent decree.
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General