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Chicago PD’s consent decree expanded to include traffic stop oversight following fatal OIS

Following the fatal OIS, Chicago PD has initiated reviews of its traffic stop protocols and intensified training on Fourth Amendment responsibilities

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By Joanna Putman

CHICAGO — A federal court has mandated that the Chicago Police Department must revise its training, supervision and disciplinary measures regarding traffic stops following an officer-involved shooting of an armed suspect during a traffic stop, WTTW reported.

The development follows an incident in which four officers discharged their weapons in response to a suspect firing at and wounding an officer during a traffic stop, according to the report. The officers involved remain on paid administrative leave pending investigations.

Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling affirmed the department’s commitment to constitutional policing, agreeing to judicial supervision of traffic stop practices, according to the report. CPD has initiated a review of its traffic stop protocols and intensified training on Fourth Amendment responsibilities.

This development marks the third expansion of the Chicago Police Department’s consent decree, which was put in place in 2017. U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer is scheduled to hold a hearing on June 11 to gather public input on CPD’s traffic stop practices, according to the report.

Statistics provided by CPD officials show a decrease in traffic stops so far in 2024 by approximately 70,800 compared to the previous year, with an increase of 425 felony arrests following traffic stops, according to the report.

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