Chicago Police To Create New Foot Pursuit Policy In Wake Of Adam Toledo Shooting

In 2017, the Justice Department found that CPD officers engage in dangerous and unnecessary chases that “too often” end with someone getting shot.

David Brown Lori Lightfot
Former Dallas police Chief David Brown with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at City Hall on April 2, 2020, when she announced Brown as Chicago's new police superintendent. City of Chicago / City of Chicago
David Brown Lori Lightfot
Former Dallas police Chief David Brown with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at City Hall on April 2, 2020, when she announced Brown as Chicago's new police superintendent. City of Chicago / City of Chicago

Chicago Police To Create New Foot Pursuit Policy In Wake Of Adam Toledo Shooting

In 2017, the Justice Department found that CPD officers engage in dangerous and unnecessary chases that “too often” end with someone getting shot.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is urging Chicago Police to adopt a new foot pursuit policy after an officer shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo last week. Several U.S. cities have developed new policies in recent years, including Dallas, Texas, where CPD Supt. David Brown was formerly chief of police.

Reset brings on the ACLU of Illinois and a criminologist based in Dallas for more on the danger of foot pursuits.

GUESTS: Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, legal director at the ACLU of Illinois

Timothy Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at Dallas