A Crime And Policing Agenda For Chicago’s Next Mayor

Chicago Police Officer
A Chicago police officer with a gun and baton in July 2018. In Chicago, police officers are sent out to mental health crises, but some experts say that isn’t always the best option. Bill Healy / WBEZ
Chicago Police Officer
A Chicago police officer with a gun and baton in July 2018. In Chicago, police officers are sent out to mental health crises, but some experts say that isn’t always the best option. Bill Healy / WBEZ

A Crime And Policing Agenda For Chicago’s Next Mayor

Crime and police reform are two of the top issues in the race for Chicago’s next mayor.

Candidates vying to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel have all weighed in on the best way to address the root causes of violence, improve the city’s murder clearance rate and reform the Chicago Police department. But how will voters decide?

Morning Shift digs into what Chicago’s next mayor needs to be thinking about when it comes to crime and policing

GUEST: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

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