CPD speaks on plans to improve relationship with community

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have released a proposal for how the department plans to build a better relationship with the community.

In October 2016, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson commissioned a panel to look into the matter after a series of allegations of police misconduct and a cover-up culture.

That panel unveiled Thursday a report on how to move forward. The focus is on improving the community policing program, with an emphasis, in part, on getting more input from young people - and the community in general - and better supporting victims of crime.

"As long as we keep that relationship going at all times and all facets throughout the department and that's how we do business, we will build a stronger relationship with the community," CPD Deputy Director of Public Engagement Glen Brooks said on ABC7 News This Morning.

The community is invited Thursday night to Corliss High School to weigh in on the report. CLICK HERE to read the report. CLICK HERE to read the latest from the Chicago Police Department.
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