Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Rush Statement on DOJ investigation of CPD

Dec 7, 2015
Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The DOJ investigation comes after the release of a CPD dash cam video showing the shooting death of Laquan McDonald:

“Finally, we have just received official word that our pleas, petitions and prayers have been honored. The welcome news that the U.S. Justice Department will finally investigate the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department gives us hope. 

“We fully expect that that the systemic problems that have caused deep-seated mistrust between minority citizens of this city and the Chicago Police Department will come to a screeching halt.”