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Top Chicago news: Mayor, police unveil plan for reviewing use of force; police now on 12-hour shifts

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By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Chicago.

Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

A group gathered outside a South Side high school for a protest to send a message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defund police, withdraw officers from public schools and reallocate money to social programs.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Mayor, police unveil plan to review use-of-force policies

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police announced on Monday a new working group to review the department’s policies around use of force. The working group will consist of 20 community members, activists and police officers from across Chicago, Lightfoot said in a City Hall news conference.

Read the full story on NBC5 Chicago.

$50K bail for 2 shot after allegedly dragging police officer with stolen car

The two men appeared in bond court Sunday on charges that they were involved in a skirmish with police that led to an officer being injured on Friday.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Chicago police cancel days off, switch to 12-hour shifts

Chicago police again have been switched to 12-hour shifts and have had their days off canceled.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.


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