Interim Supt. Eddie Johnson shares vision for future of CPD

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CHICAGO -- Chicago’s Interim Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson laid out his vision Friday for the Chicago Police Department.

Johnson, along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, attended the graduation of 74 police recruits and 32 field training officers in a ceremony at Navy Pier.

Johnson said the department is using its resources to identify and hold accountable more than 1,000 individuals who are primarily responsible for the violent crime in some of Chicago’s communities.

“As we welcome the newest members of our Department, I want to reiterate to every Chicago resident that we will not falter or fail in our mission of reducing crime in our city,” said Johnson. “Lately, we have seen how much damage that a small number of individuals can cause on our communities. Fortunately, we know who many of them are and where they live. They should consider themselves on notice.”