A group of Chicago aldermen have sent a letter to the US Attorney General requesting her to further investigate misconduct by the city’s law department regarding police brutality.
The City Council’s Progressive Caucus’ wants to launch a federal review of the Law Department’s federal civil rights litigation division, who they believe may be withholding possible evidence in police misconduct investigations and lawsuits. During Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure the office has been sanctioned eight times for such actions.
“It looks as if the cover-up extends not only to leadership of the Police Department but to the corporation counsel and our lawyers as well,” 6th Ward Ald. Roderick Sawyer said. “I don’t want that to happen.”