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Brandon Johnson standing behind podium at City Hall

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson speaks with reporters Thursday after a meeting with outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the mayor’s office on the fifth floor of City Hall in the Loop.

Ashlee Rezin

Brandon Johnson standing behind podium at City Hall

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson speaks with reporters Thursday after a meeting with outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the mayor’s office on the fifth floor of City Hall in the Loop.

Ashlee Rezin

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s public safety promises and challenges

Johnson has vowed to create trauma centers, add 200 detectives and respond to 911 calls with mental health workers instead of cops.

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson speaks with reporters Thursday after a meeting with outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the mayor’s office on the fifth floor of City Hall in the Loop.

Ashlee Rezin

   

Public safety dominated this election season. Chicago voters wanted to know how candidates would tackle concerns including theft on public transportation, a spike in gun violence and carjackings, and police-community trust.

Reset digs into the five ways Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson plans to improve public safety — and the challenges he faces — when he takes office in mid-May.

GUESTS: Chip Mitchell, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

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