The Independent Monitoring Team (IMT) will assess the Chicago Police Department’s and the City of Chicago’s progress in meeting the consent decree’s mandates and will report directly to U.S. Northern District Judge Robert Dow. The IMT will also support the City and the CPD in implementing the changes that the consent decree requires.

Monitor Maggie Hickey and Deputy Monitors Chief Rodney Monroe, Ret., and Dr. James “Chip” Coldren, Jr. lead the Independent Monitoring Team, which includes eight Associate Monitors (overseeing the 10 topic areas set out in the consent decree), a Community Engagement Team, legal professionals, analysts, subject matter experts, and community survey staff.

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Independent Monitoring Reports

City of Chicago Semiannual Status Reports

Independent Monitoring Team Monitoring Plans