Illinois AG Wants Federal Probe Of Chicago PD

(Chicago, IL) — The Illinois attorney general is requesting that the Justice Department begin a civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Lisa Madigan wants the feds to look into whether there are patterns of discrimination within the police force’s practices. The state official says trust in Chicago’s police has been broken with events like the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. The teen was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke, who faces a murder charge. Madigan’s announcement comes as Mayor Emanuel shook up the Police Department by firing Superintendent Garry McCarthy.