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National Leader on Community Policing to Advise Chicago Police

Charles Ramsey has been tapped by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to advise the city’s police department on civil rights issues.

Ramsey is a Chicago native and recently retired as commissioner of Philadelphia’s police force. He previously led Washington D.C.’s police department and most recently was appointed by President Obama to chair the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

WBEZ reporter Chip Mitchell tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson on what Ramsey might bring to the table.

Related: Hear our March 2015 interview with Charles Ramsey

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