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Chicago Mayor: 'More Work To Do' On Transparency

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there's "a lot more work to do" on transparency as the city publicly released information about 100 cases of alleged police misconduct.


Emanuel said in a statement that releasing the videos Friday morning was an "important next step" in the city's efforts to be more transparent with police issues.

The Independent Police Review Authority released videos, audio recordings, police reports and other materials.

All the cases involve shootings by officers, use of stun guns resulting in great bodily injury or death, or in-custody incidents where there was great bodily injury or death.

Emanuel says releasing the videos and other materials changes the decades-old city practice of waiting to release evidence until investigations are concluded.

The mayor says the city will continue to work toward reform in the months ahead.

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