Cost questions linger about Chicago police hires

Along with an $8 million plan to add more body cameras, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants to teach officers to de-escalate conflicts.

The surge in violence also comes amidst growing distrust between Chicago's African-American community and police department following the release late a year ago of disturbing police dashcam video that showed a white police officer fatally shoot a black teen 16 times on a city street.

Reinforcements are coming to a violent Chicago.

A city official says the Chicago Police Department will hire more than 500 additional officers as it struggles to deal with the city's uptick in gun violence.

Chicago has seen more than 500 homicides already - higher than all of 2015.

The city's police chief will announce Wednesday that nearly 1,000 additional personnel will be recruited over the next two years - the bulk of the positions being officers and detectives.

End all, be all?

Activists with Black Lives Matter Chicago say the city's plan to add almost 1,000 new positions at the police department isn't the way to stop the violence.

The Chicago Police Department will dramatically beef-up its force as it battles the deadly gun violence.

"Why would you stop anyone if you're a police officer today in Chicago?".

Russian defence ministry says Syria truce violated 199 times so far
The truce went into effect on September 12 and has been mostly holding across the war-torn country despite minor violations. Earnest says the crux of the agreement has always been the need for Russian Federation to use its influence on Assad.

Johnson hopes that this announcement will begin to rebuild the department's relationship with the community, telling the press, "That's how we build trust".

"Listen, we didn't lose trust overnight". "How are we going to pay?"

Alderwoman Pat Dowell, who also represents a South Side ward, said 500 officers would be "a good start" but echoed Beale's concerns about resources for jobs and social services.

Pfleger, likewise, told CNN affiliate WLS that much remains to be done. "Until we get serious about holding them accountable, and put them in jail, and keep them there, then we're going to continue to spin around like this", the chief said in frustration.

The department announced 970 new positions on Wednesday, which include 516 new officers, 92 field training officers, 200 detectives 112 sergeants and 50 lieutenants. Pleines says Franko "wasn't even at the shooting".

McCarthy also said a spike in the city's violence is due to anti-police sentiment that he says is "empowering criminals" and creating what he called "a culture of legitimizing noncompliance" with the law. The court-ordered release spurred weeks of protests in Chicago and led the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights investigation into the police department's practices.

The attrition of existing officers has been exacerbated by the planned departure of many who say they are fed up with the low morale and bad press of the last couple years. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder in McDonald's death - but only after the video was released.

The program is among several department changes after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by police.

Another officer, Marco Proano, faces a federal civil rights violation charge, handed down by a grand jury last week, for shooting into a auto full of teenagers in 2013.

In fairness, Chicago police have garnered positive recent headlines as well. Topczewski stanched the blood flowing from the wound next to the youngster's spine and was credited with saving Tavon's life.

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