Mayor Lightfoot calls for federal help to combat violent crime across Chicago

Mayor Lightfoot calls for federal help to combat violent crime across Chicago
In this Friday, March 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot listens to a question after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a shelter-in-place order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, during a news conference in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot delivered a speech on public safety Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, to address a rise in violent crime in the city. Charles Rex Arbogast, File / AP Photo
Mayor Lightfoot calls for federal help to combat violent crime across Chicago
In this Friday, March 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot listens to a question after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a shelter-in-place order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, during a news conference in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot delivered a speech on public safety Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, to address a rise in violent crime in the city. Charles Rex Arbogast, File / AP Photo

Mayor Lightfoot calls for federal help to combat violent crime across Chicago

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During a speech on public safety Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to send additional agents and prosecutors to help curb gun violence across the city. Reset gets the latest from WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell.

GUEST: Chip Mitchell, WBEZ criminal justice reporter