Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday that she would be negotiating a federal consent decree for police reform with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. To her right, Chicago Corporate Counsel Ed Siskel, to her left, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.  Credit: Mike Fourcher

Tuesday morning Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel standing beside her, that the State of Illinois has filed a federal suit against the City of Chicago, seeking a consent decree, “to ensure the City enacts comprehensive, lasting reform of the Chicago Police Department,” according to the complaint. The suit seeks creation of an independent monitor answerable to the court, regular status hearings, timeline and financial commitments from the city, and court jurisdiction to enforce reforms if the independent monitor does not find the city’s action appropriate.

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