Department of Justice: Chicago Police Use of Force, Systemic Violation of Fourth Amendment

The Department of Justice released a report today about its investigation into the Chicago Police Department. "[T]he Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.  The department found that CPD officers’ practices unnecessarily endanger themselves and result in unnecessary and avoidable uses of force.  The pattern or practice results from systemic deficiencies in training and accountability, including the failure to train officers in de-escalation and the failure to conduct meaningful investigations of uses of force."

Read the full report here: https://www.justice.gov/crt/file/922421/download. 

See a summary of the DOJ findings from the investigation into the Chicago Police Department : https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925851/download

See a summary of other DOJ investigations into police practices: https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925861/download