Chicago: A thirteen months long investigation of US Federal Justice department has finally concluded with remarks saying, “Chicago police department regularly uses force that is “unjustified, disproportionate and otherwise excessive”.
Investigators call it a result of poor training and accountability systems for contributing to the department’s unconstitutional policing practices. They also found that police violated both the fourth amendment of the constitution and department policy in the use of deadly force.
“Our review of CPD’s deadly force practices identified several trends in CPD’s deadly force incidents, including that CPD engages in dangerous and unnecessary foot pursuits and other unsound tactics that result in CPD shooting people, including those who are unarmed,” investigators wrote.
At a morning news conference at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Police Department’s pattern of excessive force “is in no small part the result of severely deficient training procedures and accountability systems.”
One of the report’s key findings echoes a contention black and Hispanic Chicagoans have made for decades – that police unfairly target minorities. The report says DOJ investigators had “serious concerns about the prevalence of racially discriminatory conduct by some CPD officers.”