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Chicago to Overhaul Troubled Police Department

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Chicago to Overhaul Troubled Police Department

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Chicago to Overhaul Troubled Police Department

Chicago to Overhaul Troubled Police Department

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The city of Chicago continues its search for someone to run its troubled police department. Whoever gets the job will take control of the department after one of its most scandalous years in recent memory.

In the past 12 months, Chicago police officers have been involved in several videotaped beatings, alleged burglary rings — even an alleged murder-for-hire plot — to say nothing of past problems with the department that have bubbled to the surface.

Ben Calhoun reports from Chicago Public Radio.