U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch listens to a reporter's question at the press conference releasing DOJ findings on an investigation into Chicago Police Department practices on Friday, January 13, 2017. Pictured at right, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and at left, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo: Aaron Cynic)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch listens to a reporter’s question at the press conference releasing DOJ findings on an investigation into Chicago Police Department practices on Friday, January 13, 2017. Pictured at right, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and at left, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo: Aaron Cynic)

The Department of Justice’s 161-page Findings Report of its 13-month investigation into the Chicago Police Department reveals disturbing cases of excessive force; outdated and poorly-managed training; and a bureaucratic quagmire in the city, the Chicago Police Department, and the agencies charged with police oversight. The most egregious findings of the report dealt more with the institutions themselves than the actions of the individual officers. In fact, DOJ noted that systemic problems in outdated training; poorly-articulated policies; and rushed, “ad-hoc” policy changes like the recent Taser rollout have led to disastrous results.

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