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Emanuel to Announce Chicago Police Plan Wednesday

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to reveal his plan for changes within the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday. 

    Emanuel is set to unveil new training for the department that aims to help officers "reduce the intensity of a conflict or a potentially violent situation at the earliest possible moment," the mayor’s office announced in a press release.

    Emanuel will address City Hall on Wednesday at 2 p.m. He will be joined by interim Police Superintendent John Escalante.

    One of the mayor's plans is equipping every officer on street duty with a Taser and training them to use it by June 1, 2016. 

    On Monday, Emanuel announced two “significant” measures of reform in the department. Under a new policy, all Chicago police officers who have fired their weapons will be placed on administrative duty, away from the field, for at least 30 days while authorities investigate their training and fitness for duty.

    Emanuel cut his family trip to Cuba short after a round of police shootings over the weekend killed two people and left another wounded.

    Emanuel has faced mounting criticism and calls for him to resign following the release of the dashcam video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Emanuel publicly apologized for the police shooting death of the 17-year-old in a special address to Chicago's City Council on Dec. 9. 

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