Shareese Pryor Condemns Protracted Response to Chicago Police Consent Decree

Shareese Pryor (’11), Senior Staff Counsel and Director of Justice Reform at BPI, contributed a letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune denouncing the Chicago Police Department (CPD)’s “snail’s pace” in developing policies to address policing harms following the federal consent decree (“Serious Questions Remain About City’s Commitment to the CPD Consent Decree,” Dec. 5). Calling for urgency, meaningful involvement with the community, and transparency, Shareese stated, “[A]lmost four years into implementation, serious questions remain about the city and CPD’s commitment to these priorities. . . . [T]here is a lack of visibility about the progress being made on the consent decree. This risks people, even supporters, losing confidence in the consent decree’s ability to achieve effective and constitutional policing.”