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Chicago pledges improvements after scathing police report

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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference accompanied by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, left, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CHICAGO >> Chicago officials are pledging to revamp the city Police Department following a scathing federal report.

A change in presidential administrations could spell uncertainty, though, for negotiating a court-enforceable improvement plan with the Justice Department.

A report released Friday in the final days of Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tenure found that police in the nation’s second-largest department had violated the constitutional rights of residents for years. They used excessive force frequently and shot at people who did not pose imminent threats.

The findings come just a week before Donald Trump is sworn in as president, marking a change from a Democratic White House that has strongly backed the review process to a Republican one that has expressed far less support for federally mandated overhauls of troubled police agencies.

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  • “…police in the nation’s second-largest department had violated the constitutional rights of residents for years. They used excessive force frequently and shot at people who did not pose imminent threats.”

    hahahahahahahahaha cough cough hahahahahahahahahaha

    You don’t say! hahahahahahaha

    Go home Kenyan anchor baby, Chicago’s finest are waiting for you to save them with “Obama-police” and you can keep you police department too!

  • Perhaps Barry Obama should concentrate on fixing the major problems in his home town Chicago. His boy Rahm Emanuel has been a bust and is in his last term as Mayor
    of his sanctuary city..

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