Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Consent Decree Approval

January 31, 2019

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Consent Decree Approval

“Today’s historic action brought together community organizations, the City of Chicago, and the Illinois attorney general to ensure that police accountability can be realized and maintained. Acknowledging past abuses and putting a court-mandated plan in place with federal oversight is a necessary step in restoring trust between law enforcement and community. Our path to healing must also include transparency. Generations of fear and distrust don’t go away because there is a consent decree, repairing that fractured relationship goes beyond today’s action. This is not the end of the road, but a mere checkpoint on the journey to reform.”