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Daley Appoints Holt as CAPS Head




    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Tuesday appointed police veteran Ron Holt to head Chicago's Alternative Policing Program (CAPS).

    Holt, a 19-year veteran of the CPD, is the father of Blair Holt, a 16-year-old teen who was shot and killed aboard a CTA bus in 2007. He said he is motivated by his son's death to clean up the streets.

    "If I can convince one young man  to stay away from gangs and drugs  the formula has worked," said Holt, who wears a picture of his son on his suit.  He adds "bullets don't have a name on them."

    As for Daley: "I've told Ron CAPS must re-double its efforts to be an important catalyst." 

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