Chicago Police release final version of use-of-force policy

Eddie Johnson speaks to the media after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he was appointing him the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department at CPD Headquarters in Chicago on Monday, March 28, 2016. Johnson didn't apply for a chance to become Chicago's police chief, but the department's chief of patrol could address many challenges facing Emanuel and a city reeling from a police shooting scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is releaChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is releasing the final version of the department's new use of deadly force policy.
sing the final version of the department's new use of deadly force policy.

The new policy announced on Wednesday comes in the wake of the release of a video showing a white officer fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald. The video sparked public outrage and led to a U.S. Justice Department report that was critical of the department's use of excessive force.

The final policy closely resembles the draft Johnson released in March that revised a previous draft that rank-and-file police officers complained was too restrictive. Still, it's more restrictive than the policy that's been in place for years.

Officers will be required to undergo de-escalation training. The policy also puts in place new restrictions on when officers may shoot a fleeing crime suspect.