Chicago Police Supt. David Brown introduces LGBTQ+ liaisons

Liaisons part of Chicago community policing plan

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, June 17, 2021
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Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown introduced the department's new LGBTQ+ liaisons Thursday in Lakeview.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown introduced the department's new LGBTQ+ liaisons Thursday in Lakeview.

Brown spoke at the Center on Halsted, located at 3656 N. Halsted St.

The liaisons are part of CPD's Civil Rights Unit. The unit is primarily responsible for investigating reports of hate crimes.

RELATED: Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announces community policing plan

Superintendent Brown previously said new liaisons for the LGBTQ+, homeless and religious communities have been appointed, as part of the department's Community Policing Strategic Plan.

Superintendent Brown said the new plan focuses on four areas: community engagement, youth engagement, neighborhood policing initiative and expanding the Civil Rights Unit.