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Chicago police use excessive force, DOJ finds

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There is reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department engages in a pattern of excessive force, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in Chicago Friday, citing a 13-month Department of Justice investigation. The city and the Justice Department have agreed to start negotiations on a consent decree — or a reform plan — overseen by a federal judge, she said.