Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has frequently blamed crime spikes in the city on the pandemi...

After a Crime Spike, Chicago Mayor Backs Police Department – Crime Report

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has frequently blamed crime spikes in the city on the pandemic, lax prosecutors and illegal guns. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, she said she had “total confidence” in police superintendent David Brown’s ability to reduce the violence. Lightfoot told the Tribune that she’s committed to supporting cops and reforming the department, a difficult position that has been subject to criticism across the political spectrum. In the interview, Lightfoot drew on personal experience to explain her position. “I’m a former federal prosecutor. I believe very strongly in law enforcement. And law enforcement includes police,” Lightfoot …

 

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