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Chicago police report vows more training for officers

April 20, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department in a report outlining its plans for reform this year promises better training for officers to respond to emergency calls for people with acute mental health problems, more supervision, and more mental health services for the officers themselves to make sure they are able to do their jobs.

The 36-page report made public Friday is part of a reform effort launched by the department in the wake of the 2015 release of a police dashboard camera video that showed a white police officer killing black teenager Laquan McDonald by shooting him 16 times and a scathing federal report that detailed a long history of violating people’s constitutional rights and using excessive force.

The report promises more instructors and far more continuing training throughout offices’ careers.

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