Click on the “Resources” tab to review the consent decree and other documents.

For the first time in Chicago’s history, there is a court order mandating broad police reform. The goal of that court order—known as a consent decree—is to put in place reforms that govern police training and policies and provide officers the support they need to implement safe and constitutional policing practices. A consent decree requiring effective, lasting reforms is the first step to begin to build trust between Chicago’s residents and police. This website offers a historical look at the consent decree negotiation process and will provide up-to-date information on implementation of the consent decree.