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AG Loretta Lynch Announces DOJ Investigation into Chicago Police Department


In remarks on Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the Department of Justice probe into the practices of the Chicago Police Department.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the investigation will use of force, racial discrimination and systems of accountability.


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“When community members feel that they are not receiving that kind of policing, when they feel ignored, let down or mistreated by public safety officials, there are profound consequences for the well-being of their communities, there are profound consequences for the rule of law and for the countless law enforcement officers who strive to fulfill their duties with professionalism and integrity,” Lynch said.

The review comes days after video of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald was released to the public after more than a year of delays.


Photo: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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