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DOJ release report on Chicago police abuse

  • FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. The Ministry of Justice is ready to release its report on the scope of the civil rights violations committed by the Police in Chicago. The next stage after the Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 will appear in the negotiations between the ministry of justice and the city. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim, File)

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  • FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at an event in Chicago. The Ministry of Justice is ready to release its report on the scope of the civil rights violations committed by the Police in Chicago. The next stage after the Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 will appear in the negotiations between the ministry of justice and the city. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    (Associated Press)

  • FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame of the dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before he was fatally shot by CPD officer Jason Van Dijk sixteen times in Chicago. The Ministry of Justice is ready to release its report on the scope of the civil rights violations committed by the Police in Chicago. The next stage after the Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, will appear in the negotiations between the ministry of justice and the city. (Chicago Police Department via AP File)

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CHICAGO – The Ministry of Justice plans to release a final report on the police of Chicago after years of civil rights investigation.

Officials in the public and Friday.

The research into the 12,000-officer police force started in 2015 after the release of a video showing a white officer fatally shooting black teen Laquan McDonald 16 times.

An official familiar with the report told The Associated Press the report would find constitutional violations through the years. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed through reforms since the research began, including the overhaul of a police oversight body. The report is likely to call for more reforms.

Reports in the last few years, followed by the plans for the reform enforced by the court.

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