Emanuel Vows Police Reforms Without DOJ Help

(Chicago, IL)  —  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson are promising to move forward with reforms, even if the Justice Department backs out of an agreement to be part of the process.  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review of all DOJ investigations of police departments, including Chicago’s, and has indicated the federal government will leave police reforms to local authorities rather than pursue plans that a federal judge would oversee.  Emanuel and Johnson released a joint statement saying they’ll continue reforming police training and accountability with or without the federal consent decree that the DOJ had signed onto.