New Chicago police officers graduate at Navy Pier

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy were on hand to congratulate new police officers at a graduation ceremony Monday morning.
April 21, 2014 10:10:17 AM PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry McCarthy were on hand to congratulate new police officers at a graduation ceremony Monday morning.

They joined friends and family of 85 new graduates at Navy Pier.

This is the second graduating class of police officers in 2014.

The mayor told the officers he had talked to the mother of one of the weekend shooting victims.

"That sense of joy, that sense of carefree, should not be determined by where you live, it should be the expectation for every child in the city of Chicago," Emanuel said.

The mayor's office says the new beat cops bring the total of new officers working the streets of Chicago since April of 2012 to nearly 1,000.


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