Dept. of Justice Slams Chicago Police Department for ‘Using Excessive Force’ and ‘Unfairly Targeting Minorities’ – Joe Walsh

Dept. of Justice Slams Chicago Police Department for ‘Using Excessive Force’ and ‘Unfairly Targeting Minorities’

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The hell with this. Let Loretta Lynch police the streets of Chicago.

A damning U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday morning excoriates the Chicago Police Department for using excessive force and unfairly targeting minorities while providing shoddy training and little effective supervision or discipline.

The 164-page report paints a picture of a broken department where poorly trained and supervised officers have too often resorted to using force, sometimes lethal and often against African-Americans and Hispanic. The officers have infrequently faced consequences, as the city’s famously ineffective oversight authorities have done cursory investigations biased in favor of officers, the report states.

In response to the investigation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to enter a court-enforced pact with the Justice Department on reforms, the Justice Department announced.

The report is the product of a federal investigation launched more than a year ago amid the fallout over the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white officer. As expected, the Justice Department found that the department systematically violates the rights of citizens.

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