CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police officers put on their bowling shoes and spent the morning hanging out with inner-city kids Thursday in an annual event that this year also became a trust-building experience.
The annual Shop With A Cop event, co-sponsored by the Israel Idonije Foundation, brought together officers with hundreds of children. Former Bears’ player Israel Idonije said this year, in the wake of the Laquan McDonald crisis, it was especially important.
“During times of unrest, you need to open your hearts and your minds and love the people around you and welcome people in. Because that’s how you progress,” he said.