Trump’s Justice Department sends more violent crime prosecutors to Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times
October 12, 2018

“Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions is sending five federal prosecutors to Chicago to focus on gun crimes as his department filed a brief Friday opposing a proposed police department consent decree as expensive unneeded “micromanagement.  The pending decree was spawned in the last weeks of the Obama administration, stemming from police misconduct allegations surfacing after the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.”

According to the Justice Department “consent decrees can strip local government officials of the flexibility they need to address evolving issues and can deprive the local populace of the ability to control their policies through the democratic process.”

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