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.


"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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