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Police gather along side The Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown and leaders from other agencies city wide come together at a press conference at Olive Park on May 22, 2020, to announce the opening of the Summer Operations Center and to discuss how they will police over the Memorial Day weekend. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

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Police gather along side The Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown and leaders from other agencies city wide come together at a press conference at Olive Park on May 22, 2020, to announce the opening of the Summer Operations Center and to discuss how they will police over the Memorial Day weekend. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

Manuel Martinez

New report says CPD training promotes an ‘us against them’ mentality among officers

Chicago’s Use of Force Working Group found that the community perspective was lacking from police de-escalation training.

Police gather along side The Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown and leaders from other agencies city wide come together at a press conference at Olive Park on May 22, 2020, to announce the opening of the Summer Operations Center and to discuss how they will police over the Memorial Day weekend. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

Manuel Martinez

   

The working group was convened under the federal civil rights consent decree over the Chicago Police Department in the summer of 2020, and it investigated the department’s one-day use of force and de-escalation training. In addition to issues with the curriculum, the group found that many officers were coming to the training right after a night shift, that there was a high officer to instructor ratio and not enough instructors.

Reset learns more about the findings and recommendations for the city’s next police superintendent and mayor.

GUESTS: Craig Futterman, clinical professor of law at University of Chicago Law School and resident dean of the college; founder and former director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

Arewa Karen Winters, co-chair of Chicago’s Use of Force Working Group

Rummana Hussain, Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member

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