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Chicago Mayor Announces Police Task Force

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce the creation of a task force aimed at holding the city’s police accountable for their actions on Tuesday, NBC Chicago reports.

The task force is meant to be an effort to “strengthen the fabric of trust between the Chicago Police Department and the communities it protects,” the city said in a press release.

The announcement comes as city officials face mounting criticism over the handling of the Laquan McDonald case. The 17-year-old Black male was shot 16 times by CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke on Oct. 2014. Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder and is currently out on bond.

The Task Force on Police Accountability will review processes that hold officers accountable, oversight and training for the department.

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