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After Ferguson, McCarthy Orders CPD to Reach Out to Community

The Rev. Michael Pfleger of Chicago's St. Sabina Church says the department has improved its community outreac

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    Garry McCarthy, superintendente de la Policía de Chicago

    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has ordered his district commanders to reach out to the public after high-profile incidents involving officers.

    McCarthy has told commanders to form "phone trees" with telephone numbers of key community leaders, including aldermen and pastors, according to reports. He says commanders are to provide facts about police-involved incidents without jeopardizing an investigation.
    McCarthy says the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, made him realize his own department needed to be more proactive in keeping the public informed after potentially controversial incidents.
    McCarthy noted there's been an increase in protests of Chicago police-involved shootings since the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger of Chicago's St. Sabina Church says the department has improved its community outreach.