Chicago Police Institute Reforms Following Damning Report on Treatment of Minorities


Eddie Johnson speaks to the media Monday after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he was appointing him interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. (photo: Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times)
Eddie Johnson speaks to the media Monday after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he was appointing him interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. (photo: Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times)

 

Josh Sanburn | TIME | Reader Supported News | April 22, 2016

Mayor agrees to a third of task-force recommendations

 

hicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will implement some reforms to the city’s police department in response to a damning report that found officer mistreatment of minorities, but he does not plan to make immediate wholesale changes to how the department operates.

Emanuel announced Thursday that he would implement almost a third of the recommendations from a task force that investigated the police department’s conduct toward African-American residents, including more meetings with black communities, increased training to address implicit bias, and expanded use of Tasers and body cameras.

“As a city, we cannot rest until we fully address the systemic issues facing the Chicago police department, and the steps announced today build on our road to reform,” Emanuel said in a statement on Thursday.

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