AG Madigan, Emanuel still at odds over Chicago cops documenting every time they point guns at people

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office still have not reached agreement on whether the consent decree that will govern reforms in the Chicago Police Department should force officers to document every time they point guns at people.

Lawyers for the officials said in federal court Thursday that — barring a breakthrough — they plan to litigate what has been the key sticking point as they work toward a court agreement expected to serve as a blueprint for a sweeping overhaul of the Police Department in coming years. Officials in Madigan’s office want the incidents documented, but the Emanuel administration has resisted.

A draft of the decree was made public in July, and the two sides plan to submit a new version of the agreement to U.S. District Judge Robert Dow Jr. “as soon as practicable,” said Gary Caplan, a lawyer for Madigan’s office.

Some 17,000 public comments have been collected on the proposed decree, Caplan said.

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August 30, 2018 at 04:15PM

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