Chicago-area police undergo de-escalation training following Laquan McDonald case

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Cases like the Laquan McDonald shooting highlight the need for a different kind of training.

Chicago Police Department has initiated de-escalation training, in hopes of diffusing conflict before it elevates to violence.

It’s a part of any officer’s job, whether they’re in the city or the suburbs.

Officers in Wheeling, Lake Forest and Vernon Hills have recently undergone this de-escalation training.

WGN's Larry Potash went inside to see what they’re learning.

Cities in Chicago-area doing de-escalation training:

  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Hammond, Indiana
  • Mount Prospect, Illinois
  • Berwyn, Illinois
  • Bolingbrook, Illinois
  • Aurora, Illinois
  • Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Elgin, Illinois
  • Naperville, Illinois
  • Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Tinley Park, Illinois
  • Joliet, Illinois
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Wheaton, Illinois
  • Palatine, Illinois

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