U of C students rally to defund campus police after man shot while allegedly in mental health crisis

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A group of University of Chicago students have been rallying on campus, calling for the university to defund campus police.

The protest came after a police-involved shooting last month.

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Students said the man shot, Rhysheen Wilson, was experiencing a mental health crisis, but the university said the man fired at the officer. The 28-year-old was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon.

The university released a statement, saying it recently announced a number of initiatives to increase security and will continue to adopt additional measures.
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