Tag: Rahm Emanuel

Justice Department to Halt Police Reform

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a review of previous police reform agreements to ensure they align with the new administration’s principles, according to a memo published Monday. “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies,” Sessions wrote. “The misdeeds of individual…

Chicago Sues State Over 'Separate and Unequal' School Funding

The city of Chicago’s Board of Education is suing the state of Illinois and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner over “separate and unequal systems of funding for public education in Illinois” that has resulted in discrimination against Chicago Public Schools (CPS) children. “The State treats (CPS)’s schoolchildren, who are predominantly African…

Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Chicago Police

Video footage was released on Friday of the shooting death of Paul O’Neal, an 18-year-old unarmed Black man, by a Chicago police officer on July 28. O’Neal was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle, and a chase with police ensued. Video footage shows officers handcuffing O’Neal after he is shot…

Chicago Mayor Calls to Disband Police Authority

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his plan to disband the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) and replace the group with a civilian agency “that has more independence and more resources to do its work.” Formed in 2007, the IPRA was created to serve as the city’s police review agency in…

Chicago Police to Release Shooting Videos Within 90 Days

On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago Police Department will be required to release evidence, including videos, related to a police shooting or incident of misconduct within 60 days of the incident. The recommendation came from the city’s Police Accountability Task Force, which Emanuel created following the…