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Monique Dixon on the Future of Consent Decrees in the Daily Beast

Monday, January 16, 2017

The DOJ’s new report on Chicago makes a pretty thorough case that the city’s police department as a whole—rather than a few bad-apple officers—needs an overhaul. But Monique Dixon, deputy director of policy and senior counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said she doesn’t expect Sessions will look to use federal courts to force change troubled police departments—like Chicago’s—to change.

“It’s our expectation that we will not see the number of investigations and consent decrees that we have seen under the Obama administration, and that’s troubling,” she said.

Read the full article here.