Chicago’s Top Cop Says Justice Department Threatens Public Safety

Eddie Johnson
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference on April 5, 2017 in Chicago. Teresa Crawford / Associated Press
Eddie Johnson
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference on April 5, 2017 in Chicago. Teresa Crawford / Associated Press

Chicago’s Top Cop Says Justice Department Threatens Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Justice would be “playing with public safety” if it withheld federal grant money over immigration rules, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Monday.

Johnson spoke with Morning Shift host Jenn White about a lawsuit the city filed against the Justice Department. The city claims new federal rules that require cities to notify federal authorities of undocumented immigrants in their custody are unconstitutional.