Justice Department Says Chicago Police Uses Excessive Force
The Justice Department releases a scathing report, saying Chicago Police unconstitutionally uses unreasonable excessive force, lacks proper training and supervision and unfairly targets minorities.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other federal officials announced the findings during a press conference.
In the report, federal investigators says Chicago officers shoot at vehicles without justification and engage in unnecessary foot chases. They say one of the most alarming uses of force by Chicago PD -- officers shot at suspects who didn't pose an immediate threat. The report says Chicago officers use force almost ten times more often against blacks than against whites.
The DOJ says the investigation was in response to the release of a video -- which went viral -- of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, by a white police officer.