Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he and other top department officials will meet with residents and community leaders to hear their concerns about policing.
McCarthy is making the effort after the recent acquittal of Detective Dante Servin on involuntary manslaughter charges in the fatal 2012 shooting of Rekia Boyd. McCarthy has said Servin should never have been charged, even though the judge who acquitted the detective hinted he should have been charged with murder.
In a statement Monday, the department says McCarthy will meet with residents and community leaders to "hear about the issues that matter most to them," and build trust between the department and the communities they serve.
Chicago Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. says the tour is "a great idea," adding the community's trust in police has to be restored.