Illinois Attorney General wants the DOJ Civil Rights Department to investigate the Chicago Police Department

Posted at 7:12 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 21:12:49-05

(CNN) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, asking the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to open an investigation into the Chicago Police Department. “Trust in the Chicago Police Department is broken. Chicago cannot move ahead and rebuild trust between the police and the community without an outside, independent investigation into its police department to improve policing practices,” Madigan said in a statement.