A hearing on suicide rates and mental health resources for Chicago Police Officers is the only agenda item for Monday’s joint Finance and Public Safety committee meeting. Ald. Ed Burke (14) filed a resolution asking for answers on mental health resources for cops after the Justice Department investigation revealed the comparatively high suicide rate among officers in Chicago: as high as 29.4 per 100,000, according to Fraternal Order of Police estimates. CPD also has a low number of counselors to help cops cope with their mental health on the job.   

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