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CHICAGO—State Senator Elgie R. Sims Jr. (D-Chicago) commends the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department (CPD) on their work and negotiations that resulted in the approval of a consent decree to reform the department.

“I applaud the efforts that made this consent decree possible,” Sims said. “The trust between Chicagoans and police has been strained for various reasons, including the lack of accountability for bad actors within the department. This is a key step to help rebuild police-community relations in this great city,” said Sims.

The consent decree requires changes in CPD’s policies, practices, training and accountability practices to address the use of force, ensure police accountability, increase public and officer safety, and strengthen the relationship between CPD and Chicago residents.

Judge Robert M. Dow approved the decree on Thursday and will enforce it. An independent monitor will assess CPD’s progress in implementing the requirements until the city and CPD have fully complied with the decree.

“I will be following public reports issued by the independent monitoring team, and I look forward to seeing the results of the consent decree throughout Chicago, especially within the 17th District,” said Sims.

You can read the full decree here.

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