Mayor candidate Garcia makes push for community policing

CHICAGO (WLS) -- With Election Day a little over a month away, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is making a push to add more community policing in Chicago.

The mayoral candidate spoke at the City Club of Chicago Tuesday.

"True community policing remains a proven and effective way to both solve crimes and actually to prevent them," Garcia said. "It constitutes a genuine partnership with a neighborhood based on trust built over time. It takes training and commitment."

Garcia mentioned community policing programs in other cities and says a program in Chicago could be equally as successful.

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