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Video: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Speaks on Deputy Police Chief Dion Boyd’s Death Being Ruled a Suicide

Deputy Chief Dion Boyd’s death was ruled a suicide according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. David Brown who promoted Boyd days prior to his death in a public statement.

“There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss. Many lives will be forever changed. From this moment on and Deputy Chief Boyd’s presence will be missed.”

Boyd was preparing to take on the role of deputy chief of criminal networks. Unfortunately, it was reported by the Chicago Police Department Boyd shot himself in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

Dr. Carrie Steiner told NBC Chicago how the mental effects can harm officers if they don’t have any days off.

“There missing that mental health aspect that if you have officers work 12 hour days, for  three weeks in a row, without any days off, how is that going to be helpful? We have to find some balance about officer wellness in all of these situations.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who often is used a meme on social media posted tweets about Boyd’s loss.

Boyd, 30, was taken to the medical examiner’s office in an ambulance by squad cars flashing lights. It seems like every black man’s death has been ruled a suicide when stories on African Americans are working for law enforcement or in custody.

For video link and tweets, flip the pages.

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