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Mayor, Interim Police Chief To Announce Changes In Chicago Police Training

Chicago officials are expected to announce changes in police training, including a requirement that every officer responding to service calls be equipped with a Taser.

A statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante will have a news conference at 2 p.m. today to announce "a major overhaul'' of the policy regarding how officers respond to incidents and the use of force. 

The statement said the department will also begin to require every officer who "responds to calls for service'' to be equipped with a Taser and trained to use it by June 1, 2016. 

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking further details. 

The police department has been under scrutiny since a dashcam video was released last month showing a white officer shooting a black 17-year-old 16 times.

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