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Chicago Urban League Responds to DOJ Decision to Investigate Chicago Police Department

Chicago Urban League Responds to DOJ Decision to Investigate Chicago Police Department


CHICAGO, IL (Dec.7, 2015) – “The Chicago Urban League is pleased that the Department of Justice has agreed to our request for a ‘pattern-or-practice’ investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Bold reforms are needed, and it was clear that CPD was incapable of invoking those changes itself. The problems did not occur overnight and we realize it will take time to reform CPD, but we’re hopeful now that those changes are on the horizon,” said CUL Interim President and CEO, Shari Runner. “We look forward to a court enforceable agreement that ensures accountability as we work to restore trust between police and the neighborhoods they serve. CUL will continue to advance its actions to address the needs of our community, including educational and economic parity, which are directly related to social justice.”


Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Chicago Urban League to Hold Community Forum 

Truth and Justice for All: Advancing Police and Community Accountability

What: “Truth and Justice for All: Advancing Police and Community Accountability” will examine the need for improved policing practices by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) following the death of Laquan McDonald. The Chicago Urban League (CUL) brings together a panel of the nation’s leading voices on social justice and legal issues for a critical discussion on how to reform the CPD and why reform is necessary. Community members will have the opportunity to verbalize their growing frustrations and recommend ways to improve relations between their neighborhoods and the CPD.

Confirmed Panelists:


Lorenzo Davis, former CPD investigator

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, The University of Chicago  

Jamie Kalven, The Invisible Institute

Trina Reynolds, Black Youth Project 100

Shari Runner, Interim President & CEO, Chicago Urban League

Paul Strauss, Co-Director of Litigation for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Rufus Williams, President and CEO of BBF Family Services

Where:          Chicago Urban League, 4510 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653

When:         Wednesday, December 9, 2015   *   6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (CST)                         


About the Chicago Urban League

Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at #Truth&Justice4All.