Black Lives Matter Gets an Official Say in Police Reform Talks

The Chicago chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM) will have an opportunity to influence proposed judicial oversight policy for the same institution it aspires to defund and abolish: the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

A “Memorandum of Agreement” filed in federal court last month outlines an arrangement to finalize a consent decree that would give a judge federal supervision over reforms to the nation’s second-largest police force. The deal is between the Illinois Attorney General’s office, the City of Chicago, and a coalition of community-based organizations that were plaintiffs in lawsuits that pressed for federal oversight.

BLM Chicago and other coalition members will provide recommendations for proposed changes to CPD protocol, according to the agreement. Government officials must “meaningfully review and consider” their suggestions.

City Hall signed off on the pact despite BLM Chicago’s accusation that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is “involved in the cover ups” of two “murders,” for which the group demands his “immediate criminal prosecution.”

Read more at the Daily Wire.