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Editorial: Suicide and the strains of Chicago policing

The federal consent decree, which governs Chicago police efforts to reform and improve, contains a chapter titled "Officer Wellness and Support." It's located fairly deep in the document, behind higher-profile policing issues such as "Use of Force," but thank goodness that chapter exists because the department is confronting a quiet crisis of well-being: Officers are dying by their own hand.

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