August 29, 2017 / 3:59 PM / 2 years ago

Illinois, Chicago officials to seek U.S. oversight of city's police

Attorney General for the State of Illinois Lisa Madigan testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on protecting consumer information in Washington February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached an agreement with Chicago’s mayor that includes a lawsuit seeking U.S. court oversight of the city’s police department, officials announced on Tuesday.

Madigan discussed the lawsuit during a news conference, along with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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