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After a nationwide search that lasted nearly four months, three finalists for Chicago police superintendent were named. Among them are 36-year Chicago police veteran Eugene Williams and two outsiders, Cedric Alexander and Anne Kirkpatrick.

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John Escalante

A startling rise in homicides to start the year has public officials searching for answers. Chicago's interim Police Superintendent on Tuesday sought to explain the spike in crime and how he plans to address it.

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Less than two weeks into the new year, Chicago has already had a dramatic spike in violence. This morning, Chicago's interim police superintendent said he is frustrated at the city's ongoing violent crime, calling it a daunting issue for his beleaguered police force. Eddie Arruza has the story.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and interim police Superintendent John Escalante, right, announce police reforms.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces what he calls "major" new police reforms, including the use of more Tasers, in the wake of last weekend's deadly police shooting.

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City officials make further moves to reform police training in the wake of this weekend's deadly police-involved shootings. This, as the family of one victim who was accidentally shot and killed is speaking out.

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After two more fatal shootings by the Chicago Police Department over the weekend, calls for urgent police reform and better training of officers have grown louder. What, if anything, could police have done differently to de-escalate the situation, and is more training the answer? We discuss the issues with our panel.

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