CHICAGO — Chicago Police will conduct more outdoor roll calls in response to community suggestions, the department announced.
Aldermen, ministers and community leaders requested the change at a series of meetings between community members and the Police Department, according to a news release Sunday. Interim Supt. John Escalante has called on commanders to start doing more outside roll calls immediately.
During the roll calls, community members will be able to see officers, listen to briefings and learn about safety issues in the area. The roll calls will enable police and community members to interact and "rebuild trust and foster transparency," according to police.
The change comes amid a series of reforms in the Police Department, including increasing how many officers have stun guns and reviewing how police are trained to deal with mental and emotional crisis situations.
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