More than 300 Chicago police officers receive mental health training

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Monday, June 27, 2016
Chicago Police Department headquarters. (File)
Chicago Police Department headquarters. (File)

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say they have made significant progress in mental health training.

More than 300 police officers have been trained this year alone where they learned about the signs and symptoms of mental illness and skills for de-escalating conflict.

More than 2,000 officers are now crisis intervention team certified.

New classes of more than 30 officers are being trained every week.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for a review of CPD's crisis intervention team after police shot and killed college student Quintonio Legrier and a 55-year-old bystander after Legrier became combative.