New Plan For CPD

By Nick Gale, WLS -AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Chicago police are working to develop a new strategic plan for community policing.

Days after the U.S. Department of Justice released a report saying sweeping reforms are needed within the Chicago Police Department, Supt. Eddie Johnson wants to hear from community leaders and others.

Johnson says he intends to take a three-pronged approach. He says it will involve community engagement, a stronger relationship with the criminal justice system and will target violent offenders. Johnson says the DOJ report didn’t surprise him.

“What bothers me the most about the report is the training aspect of it. Because we owe it to our police officers to give them the best training possible because that makes them better when they’re out on the street,” Johnson said.

The group will meet several times before issuing recommendations at the end of March.

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