Really funny when you understand why the consent degree was put into place. It was not police who found themselves hobbled by federal oversight. Instead, the uniformly liberal city council was. It was repeatedly blocked in its efforts to defund the police and limit the weapons that could be used for crowd control as a consequence of the consent decree.
The Soviets had a title and a uniform for people whose job it was to ensure the political reliability of the military. The Military Has a Watchdog for Stopping Extremism. Now, It Wants Teeth — and Independence