In emotional video, CPD brass share stories of struggle in hopes of helping other cops

POSTED 3:58 PM, APRIL 3, 2019, BY BEN BRADLEY

CHICAGO — A spike in suicides among Chicago police officers has members of the department sharing stories of their own struggles.

Four Chicago officers committed suicide last year and there have already been three this year. CPD’s rate of suicide is more than double the national rate for members of law enforcement.

In the video, four current and former Chicago cops sharing piercingly personal stories.

Their stories are part of a new department video that was shown to officers for the first time Wednesday.

Watch the video and continue reading here.