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CPD renews racial profiling pledge

October 6, 2008 3:28:13 PM PDT
The Chicago Police Department is renewing its pledge to not engage in racial profiling. The city council's human relations committee met with police representatives Monday afternoon to hear about the department's new anti-racial profiling campaign.

The department is also launching a new series of public service announcements and materials that will be handed out at various community meetings.

Beatrice Cuello, Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Patrol, told the committee Monday that the diversity training for new police recruits is being changed to include hearing comments from community leaders on police issues they have encountered. The hope is to fosters better police and community relations.

Officers are also being re-trained on the department's policy to not ask about citizenship or immigration status.


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