News | Press Releases | 09/06/18

Raoul lauds agreement on gun-pointing in CPD consent decree

CHICAGO – Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for attorney general, issued the following statement on the reported agreement on a key aspect of the Chicago Police Department consent decree: a protocol for documenting every instance in which an officer points a gun at someone.

“As the consent decree moves closer to its final form, I am encouraged by the prospects for meaningful and sustainable change. The latest point of agreement is an important advance, one that acknowledges the seriousness of the CPD’s need to earn the trust of the people it polices,” said state Senator Kwame Raoul.

“This difficult and necessary work and the public participation informing it were made possible by Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to step up and take responsibility for the reform process when the Department of Justice stepped back from its duty to enforce civil rights laws. State attorneys general are often the last line of defense, and I am ready to step up whenever needed.
I look forward as attorney general to building on these positive steps, implementing and monitoring the consent decree to bring about lasting reform.”
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