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Whether Chicago police should note gun points goes to judge

August 30, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office might be looking to a federal judge to decide whether Chicago police officers should record each time they point a gun at someone.

Lawyers for Chicago and the state have acknowledged the issue has stalled negotiations over a consent decree to govern police department reforms.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed a motion Wednesday to partially lift a stay of the lawsuit seeking the consent decree. In the motion, the office argues “litigation on a single, limited issue” could play out at the same time as the consent decree approval process.

The two sides revealed last month a 225-page draft of a consent decree.

Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it illegal. A judge has denied the union’s bid to intervene in negotiations.

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