The CPD release a cool video showing the creation of their Pride themed squad car that will be all over Chicago this week leading up to Sunday's parade.

According to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the squad is deployed to the department's 19th District on the North Side; that district includes Boystown and covers the entire parade route. The vehicle will be used in the Pride parade Sunday.

Why did the Chicago Police Department create this vehicle?

(from Chicago Sun Times) The decision to create a “Pride Car” to commemorate Pride Week during a special year that marks the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall uprising is clearly an olive branch to a gay community that has had strained relationships with police over the years.

The Chicago Sun Times has more.