Comment on the Draft Consent Decree Today!
Last week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan released the draft consent decree on police reforms. The consent decree is an agreement that involves court oversight of the Chicago Police Department. If approved, a federal court and a court-appointed monitor would ensure reforms are carried out by certain deadlines. Click here for a fact sheet summary.
JCUA believes this is a positive and important step forward – but the consent decree needs to be stronger and include additional essential reforms. JCUA endorses the “Commitment to Real Reform of the Chicago Police” released by our community partners at ACLU, ONE Northside, Communities United, Community Renewal Society, and other community organizations across Chicago.
This is a critical moment. If a strong consent decree is passed this could transform police accountability in Chicago.
The Illinois Attorney General is accepting public comments through this Friday, August 17.
Join JCUA today and click here to let Attorney General Lisa Madigan know that for police reform to be succesful the consent decree must be stronger and include the proposed improvements!
The consent decree touches all aspects of our police accountability work with both the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability and the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability. Please take two minutes to take this important action step for police accountability in Chicago today!