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Illinois Attorney General Asks DOJ To Review Chicago Police Dept.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants an investigation of the Police Department because she says trust in it is "broken."

By Matt Moreno | December 2, 2015

Illinois' attorney general is asking for a national review of the Chicago Police Department because she says trust in the department is "broken."

Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to investigate the Chicago PD shortly after officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder in the October shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy has also been fired since Van Dyke's arrest. (Video via Chicago Police Department)

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More specifically, Madigan is asking for a review of the police department's training; supervision; use of force, including deadly force; how thoroughly the department reviews officers' use of force and misconduct; and if there's a pattern of discrimination.

Madigan said in a statement, "Chicago cannot move ahead and rebuild trust between the police and the community without an outside, independent investigation into its police department to improve policing practices."

"No justice, no profit. No justice, no profit. No justice, no profit," protesters in Chicago chanted on Black Friday.

Protesters have flooded the streets of Chicago ever since police released dashcam footage of the shooting that killed McDonald.

Van Dyke reportedly shot McDonald 16 times. McDonald was armed with a knife, and investigators say he had taken PCP.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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