Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Announce Police Task Force
Protests in Chicago are ongoing as the investigation into police officer Jason Van Dyke's fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald continues.By Matt Moreno | December 1, 2015
Just one week after a white Chicago police officer was charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce the creation of a police accountability task force.
According to a statement released by the mayor's office late Monday, the task force will review training, procedures and accountability currently in place for Chicago's police officers.
The Chicago Tribune was somewhat critical of the committee, writing, "Appointing a committee to look into an issue is a tried-and-true tactic elected officials long have employed to buy time and breathing room when faced with a scandal or crisis."