CHICAGO POLICE TO UNDERGO MANDATORY ‘DE-ESCALATION’ TRAINING

Skip to comments.CHICAGO POLICE TO UNDERGO MANDATORY ‘DE-ESCALATION’ TRAININGAP ^ | September 19, 2016 | StaffPosted on 9/19/2016, 3:49:54 PM by C19fanThe Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues.

The program, which Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is scheduled to discuss Monday evening, is among several department reforms following the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The black teenager was shot 16 times in 2014 by a white Chicago police officer. Graphic squad-car video of the shooting was released last year, prompting citywide protests, police leadership changes and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org …

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