The probe into the Chicago police department lasted 13 months and found the following items reasons for their conclusion that the CPD was overly aggressive:
Officers were poorly trained
Shot at vehicles
Shot at fleeing suspects
Used force for retaliation
Used force when there was no threat
Failed to de-escalate situations
The investigation was launched when a video showed a black youth fleeing police, and a white officer shooting him 16 times.
A)I don't think the color of either persons skin should matter, it does not make the officer any less/more a cop or the youth any more/less dead.
B)the video (if it's the one I'm thinking of, the tv didn't show much of it) shows the youth reaching back with his arm -- it was not long before this that another officer was KILLED in the same manner, and the shots were not fired by the officer until then ... but I might be wrong and this may not be that particular video.
Other conclusions from the probe:
Investigations biased in officers favor
Not all cases were investigated
Discipline was haphazard
Racially discriminatory conduct not investigated
For the police part, they say that the majority of issues seem to happen in neighborhoods with high minority populations
The most trouble happens in Englewood - that neighborhood happens to be 97% African American
This will be one to watch ... remember that Chicago is a very Democrat based city, and they have a high number of people on federal aid of some sort or another.