25 Chicago Groups To Mayor Lightfoot: Make Good On Public Safety Promises

Cook County’s public defender co-signed an open letter with community and faith groups condemning Mayor Lightfoot’s handling of protesters.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

25 Chicago Groups To Mayor Lightfoot: Make Good On Public Safety Promises

Cook County’s public defender co-signed an open letter with community and faith groups condemning Mayor Lightfoot’s handling of protesters.

Twenty-five community groups, including the Cook County public defender, signed an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, condemning her use of police force against protesters in recent months. The letter asks the mayor to “make good” on campaign promises around public safety.

Reset checks in with one of the signatories to the letter on what they think the mayor has gotten wrong — but can still get right — when it comes to public safety in Chicago.

GUEST: Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center