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Let’s get honest about Chicago police: They will never embrace reform

Chicago Sun-Times

In a commentary in the Sun-Times on June 20, Chicago Police Deputy Supt. Barbara West assures us that no one is “more frustrated with the slow pace of reform” of the police department than her.

In response, one can only say — prove it.

Last week, the monitor overseeing the consent decree designed to guide police reform in Chicago issued a second report on the city’s progress with the requirements of the decree. The deputy superintendent tells us that it details “deadlines and areas of compliance that have been missed.” Talk about an understatement.


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