Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's Low Attrition Rate

March 14, 2017

From the Chicago Tribune:

Over a recent four-year period, the academy graduated more than 97 percent of its recruits, according to department figures obtained by the Chicago Tribune through a public records request.

By comparison, a U.S. Department of Justice study of some 600 police academies across the country found about 86 percent of recruits graduated between 2011 and 2013.

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"A (near) zero attrition rate tells us that CPD is not taking seriously its responsibility to screen recruits," said Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor and frequent department critic. "It should come as no surprise that the department has enabled its officers to commit a pattern and practice of abuse against citizens."

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