Such a move by Sessions should not be a surprise. He opposed consent decrees from the beginning of his tenure as attorney general. He has long opposed federal oversight of local law enforcement, claiming consent decrees violate local sovereignty, undermine police morale, increase crime and unfairly punish entire departments for the actions of an individual officer. Sessions found consent decrees so abhorrent that he ordered reviews of existing agreements that the Obama administration made with police departments in Baltimore, Chicago and Ferguson.
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