1st Justice Department forum into CPD is Wednesday night

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department says it will hold a forum Wednesday to discuss its investigation into the Chicago Police Department and to hear from community members about their experiences with it.

The forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the U Building at Kennedy King City College, 740 W. 63rd St.

The division is investigating to determine whether Chicago police have systematically violated residents' rights. The review was prompted by the police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. It says its investigation is focused on use of force and police accountability.

Two other forums will begin at the same time July 12 at Truman City College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., and July 14 at KROC Center Chapel, 1250 W. 119th St.