Anti-violence initiative in Chicago clears hurdle
CHICAGO — A leader with an anti-violence group says a partnership with Chicago's police department to help curb violence is finally moving forward.
CeaseFire executive director Tio Hardiman says the group has received written assurance that its workers won't be asked to act as police informants. Hardiman says both sides agreed to a memorandum of understanding about a month after the pilot program was to have started in mid-July.
Hardiman says the police have enough informants and don't need CeaseFire's "violence interrupters" to serve in that role.
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