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Monday, January 25, 2016

National Leader On Community Policing To Advise Chicago Police Department

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who leads the fourth largest police department in the nation, attends an event by U.S. President Barack Obama at the Salvation Army, Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center May 18, 2015 in Camden, New Jersey. Camden was recently designated as a "Promise Zone", which uses government grants and social programs to increase the local economy. Obama spoke about how these community partnerships are vital to create many different opportunities for all Americans.  (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey attends an event by U.S. President Barack Obama at the Salvation Army, Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center May 18, 2015 in Camden, New Jersey. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Charles Ramsey has been tapped by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to advise the city’s police department on civil rights issues.

Ramsey is a Chicago native and recently retired as commissioner of Philadelphia’s police force. He previously led Washington D.C.’s police department and most recently was appointed by President Obama to chair the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

WBEZ reporter Chip Mitchell tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson on what Ramsey might bring to the table.

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