Daley's security detail to be reviewed

July 12, 2011

(WBEZ/Kate Gardiner)

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley could soon have fewer bodyguards to rely on. Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters Tuesday that a security analysis at the end of the summer will decide whether or not Daley still needs protection.

"The former mayor's security detail was always designed to be transitional and temporary, and that's how it will be. It will be an evaluation again on security needs towards the end of the summer, but it will be temporary and it's transitional," Emanuel said.

Daley currently has five Chicago police officers protecting him and his family. The number was determined by a Chicago Police Department analysis when the former mayor left office. The police department announced Friday that they'd be paring down security for some city leaders, including 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke and Mayor Emanuel.

Emanuel said these cuts will save the city $650,000.