Craig Futterman on the Chicago Police Department's Response of Use of Force Policy Recommendations

Controversy Over the Chicago Police Department’s Use-of-Force Policy

The Chicago Police Department plans to adopt only five changes to its use of force policies out of 155 recommended by a community working group assembled this summer.


But Futterman says CPD’s response is a “smokescreen” to “check a community engagement box.”

“The vast majority of each and every recommendation are recommendations that could be implemented right now by the CPD in changing those various words that we talked about in CPD policy, and actually substantively changing CPD policy in ways that would reduce police violence, have clear rules in which officers could be help to account, and ultimately make us safer,” he said.

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