Chicago police reform activist Pat Hill has died

Chicago Police car blocks a corner of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's home, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Pat Hill, a retired Chicago police officer and activist has died, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.

Hill was formerly the head of the African American Police League, which she described as “sort of like a black union, to improve the relationship between the police and the community,” in a 2016 issue of the Chicago Reader. She also served as a police officer in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.

“She was a tenacious activist who was relentless in her efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department, particularly as it relates to the African-American community,” Conrad Worrill told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The article about her death has already received hundreds of shares and comments with readers sharing their grief and gratitude for her dedication on social media.

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During her life, she encouraged people to get involved in improving the Chicago community.

“I’m telling these young people: if you’re gonna do it, you gotta go in with the intent of helping the community,” Hill said in the Chicago Reader.

“And we’ll help you! We will support you.”

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