The brochure used a mug shot of a bug-eyed black man, a photo of comedian Dave Chappelle as a crack addict. It also used photos of overweight cops, Barney Fife, Judge Judy, and Lindsay Lohan. A line up created for laughs in a city that is trying to repair its image was not the best joke.
The tasteless brochure was used as a hand out for participants in the new North Chicago Citizen Police Academy.
North Chicago Police Chief James Jackson said it was an African American police officer who created the brochure but several people in the audience argued that statement.
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