City’s inspector general finds Chicago Police Department struggles to keep Black candidates in hiring process

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has struggled to hire an adequate number of Black applicants to reflect the racial makeup of the city, Chicago’s government watchdog said in a report on Thursday. The findings from the office of city Inspector General Joseph Ferguson are only based, however, on city police hiring data from 2016 to 2018. But the disclosure comes at a time when the Police Department is under increased pressure to diversify its 12,000-strong force while under a federally mandated consent decree to improve the city’s policing practices. Ferguson’s report shows that at the be…

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