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aclu: emanuel's police agreement with trump administration 'a non-starter'

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aclu: emanuel's police agreement with trump administration 'a non-starter'

the american civil liberties union of illinois on wednesday slammed mayor rahm emanuel's decision to back off his written commitment to seek federal court oversight of reforms to the chicago police department.in january, the u.s. department of justice under then-president barack obama issued a damning report that found a pattern of excessive force and misconduct in the chicago police department, and emanuel signed an agreement to pursue a consent decree in federal court. late friday, the mayor's office trickled out news that the mayor had retreated from pursuing court oversight and instead entered into a tentative deal with president donald trump's administration to have an independent monitor oversee police reforms, but without the mandatory court enforcement of a consent decree."this proposal is a non-starter for anyone committed to real reform of chicago's broken system of policing," said karen sheley, director of the aclu of illinois police practices program. "the city is proposing to sign a set of promises with a doj that is hostile to real police reform."the trump administration and attorney general jeff sessions have signaled a move away from federally mandated police reforms, including consent decrees and federal civil rights investigations like the one conducted in chicago.neither emanuel nor the trump justice department have responded to questions about who initiated the decision to back away from a chicago consent decree. vanita gupta, the former head of th...