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The Latest: Feds release scathing report on Chicago police

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. Department of Justice's report from its yearlong investigation into the Chicago Police Department.
 
The U.S. Justice Department has issued a scathing report on civil rights abuses by Chicago's police department over the years.
  
Justice Department officials released the report Friday after a yearlong investigation. It found that institutional Chicago Police Department problems had led to serious civil rights violations, including racial bias and a tendency to use excessive force.
  
The investigation was launched in 2015 after the release of dashcam video showing an officer shoot a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, 16 times.
  
The report is one step in a long process that, in recent years, has typically led to bilateral talks between the Justice Department and a city, followed by settlement plan that a judge enforces.
  
The case may signal how committed President-elect Donald Trump's administration will be to pushing for police reform.

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