Mayor Emanuel pushes for mental illness training for Chicago police

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CHICAGO -- The mayor's office announced Friday a series of reforms, based on recommendations from a steering committee. They include plans to increase the Chicago Police Department's 40-hour crisis intervention team training, doubling the number of officers fully certified to 2,800.

Every CPD officer will get an eight hour mental health awareness training and OEMC is working on better training for 911 operators and dispatchers.

The changes come after several high profile police shooting deaths including Laquan McDonald and Quintonio LeGrier.

And just this week-- the family of James Anderson sued the city. He was shot and killed by police in September after his mother called 911 because he stopped taking his medication.

The city is also promising to improve access to mental health services.

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