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Sessions: Consent Decrees 'Reduce Morale' of Police Officers

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By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 04:09 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that consent decrees between local and federal law enforcement intended for reform "can reduce morale of the police officers."

Sessions ordered a comprehensive review of all consent decrees, current or in consideration, on Monday. In a two-page memo to the Justice Department, Sessions ordered a review on all "collaborative investigations and prosecutions, grant making, technical assistance and training, compliance reviews, existing or contemplated consent decrees, and task force participation."

On "The Howie Carr Show," a conservative radio program, Sessions explained his issue with consent decrees.

"I do share your concern that these investigations and consent decrees have the, can turn bad. They can reduce morale of the police officers," Sessions said.

"So every place these decrees, and as you've mentioned some of these investigations have gone forward, we've seen too often big crime increases," he added.

"I mean big crime increases. Murder doubling and things of that nature. It's just, we've got to be careful, protect people's Civil Rights. We can't have police officers abusing their power. We will not have that. But there are lawful approved, constitutional policies that places — such as New York — the murder rate well below a lot of these other cities that aren't following these tactics."

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