What Chicagoans Need From Their Cops And What Cops Need From Chicagoans

In this Dec. 24, 2015 file photo, protesters yell at Chicago Police officers at a bicycle barricade in Chicago. A day after a task force blasted the Chicago Police Department for decades of discrimination Wednesday, April 13, 2016, city and law enforcement officials weighed which of the panel's recommendations could be adopted and how much they might cost.
In this Dec. 24, 2015 file photo, protesters yell at Chicago Police officers at a bicycle barricade in Chicago. A day after a task force blasted the Chicago Police Department for decades of discrimination Wednesday, April 13, 2016, city and law enforcement officials weighed which of the panel's recommendations could be adopted and how much they might cost. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP, file
In this Dec. 24, 2015 file photo, protesters yell at Chicago Police officers at a bicycle barricade in Chicago. A day after a task force blasted the Chicago Police Department for decades of discrimination Wednesday, April 13, 2016, city and law enforcement officials weighed which of the panel's recommendations could be adopted and how much they might cost.
In this Dec. 24, 2015 file photo, protesters yell at Chicago Police officers at a bicycle barricade in Chicago. A day after a task force blasted the Chicago Police Department for decades of discrimination Wednesday, April 13, 2016, city and law enforcement officials weighed which of the panel's recommendations could be adopted and how much they might cost. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP, file

What Chicagoans Need From Their Cops And What Cops Need From Chicagoans

The report from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Police Accountability Task Force had a lot of recommendations related to community policing. How can the city come together to foster productive relationships between the officers and community members.

Richard Wooten is a former Chicago police officer who worked in Englewood and Auburn-Gresham for 23 years until his retirement last year. Since then, he’s been active with the Gathering Point Community Council and the Greater Chatham Alliance and Block Club. Marie Cole is president of the East Garfield Park Consolidated Block Club. Wooten and Cole explore the issues with us.