Fraternal Order of Police president welcomes Emanuel’s reforms

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The Fraternal Order of Police, the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers, is welcoming Mayor Emanuel's reform proposals for the CPD for the most part.

The mayor is pushing to give more tasers to police officers, and revamp their training in the wake of some controversial, high-profile police shootings.

The F.O.P. President, Dean Angelo, says tasers are a good option if the need arises, but doesn't solve all concerns. He also embraced the concept of crisis intervention training, but says officers can't be expected to assess an individual's mental state within moments of arriving upon a scene.