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Morning Shift: December 11, 2015

This week, the Chicago Police Department released yet another video, this one showing officers repeatedly using a Taser on a man in custody. The man later died from a toxic reaction to an anti-psychotic drug he received in a hospital. We have a conversation about interactions between police and the mentally ill. A new study claims that 1 in 4 people killed by police in the U.S. have a mental illness. And we take a look at the crisis-intervention training that cops receive here in Chicago — some are calling for changes to that training. Then, another fight for reform. A writer with the Chicago Reporter tells us about the latest battle over the police union’s contract with the city. Plus, a winter preview of local theatre, dance, comedy, and more. And on the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday, we celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra.

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