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Police Will Host Digital CAPS Meeting Wednesday For Irving Park, Albany Park

After a previous digital meeting devolved into chaos, the public will now have to email an RSVP to be allowed to join Wednesday's meeting.

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IRVING PARK — Officers from the Albany Park (17th) Police District are hosting a virtual community meeting Wednesday night.

The meeting begins 6:30 p.m and will be held over Zoom.

“Unfortunately, I don’t see these Zoom meetings going away anytime soon,” said officer Jerry Zanders. “It’s hard to say when we’ll safely be able to have in-person meetings again.”

The Chicago Police Department held what was believed to be its first online community policing meeting in April. It was marred by racial slurs, porn, cursing and middle fingers.

Wednesday’s CAPS meeting will be for beats 1732 and 1733, which encompass all or part of the area between Irving Park Road to the north, Pulaski Road and Kedvale Avenue to the west, the North Branch of the Chicago River to the east and Belmont Avenue to the south.

Unlike the April meeting, the public will have to RSVP by emailing to receive the log-in password.

“Just send us a message and I will make sure you get the password before the meeting starts,” Zanders said.

The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is below.

Credit: CPD

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