"The time for negotiating the agreement is over," [Judge] Bredar wrote. "The only question now is whether the Court needs more time to consider the proposed decree. It does not."
The order is effective immediately, and Bredar gave the parties two weeks to deliver a new timeline for implementing the deal....
The consent decree calls for significant new restrictions on officers, including limits on when and how they can engage individuals suspected of criminal activity. It orders more training for police on de-escalation tactics and interactions with youths, those with mental illness and protesters, as well as more supervision for officers.
The deal also requires the city to invest in better technology and equipment, and for the Police Department to enhance civilian oversight and transparency...
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