Mayor Candidate Wants To Remove Requirement That Police Complaints Be Truthful

Lori Lightfoot announced she's running for mayor of Chicago.

Chicago, IL - The now-former head of the Chicago Police Board who suggested getting rid of sworn honesty requirements in police complaints, is running for mayor.

Lori Lightfoot announced her candidacy on Thursday and she would run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to the Chicago Tribune.

It was Emanuel who appointed Lightfoot to the head of the independent civilian body that oversees some aspects of the Chicago Police Department.

Lightfoot resigned her post from the Chicago Police Board on May 7 so she could run for mayor, according to WLS-TV.

Lightfoot said she didn’t owe Emanuel anything.

“In order for Chicago to remain a world-class city, we need to forge a new path, in which equity and inclusion are our guiding principles. By almost every measure, we currently are headed in the wrong direction,” Lightfoot said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “All over Chicago, people feel the effects of the us-versus-them style of governance. Investing here, but not there. Providing advantages to some, but not others. Listening to a few, but ignoring far too many. That mentality and style of governance ends the day I am sworn in as mayor.”

Lightfoot made news in her tenure as the president of the civilian police board.

She was opposed to mandating that all people who file a complaint against police sign a sworn affidavit that their complaint is truthful, to the best of their knowledge.

Complainants could be prosecuted if it was discovered they intentionally provided false claims against the officer, and an Obama administration DOJ report said that this requirement resulted in unsigned complaints being dropped instead of investigated.

Lightfoot also believes that anonymous complaints against officers should be allowed.

However, even if it is determined an anonymous compliant about an officer can’t be proven, it could stay on the officer’s record.

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61mouse
61mouse

Then the cops don't need to be truthful either . There even playing field

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Just build a wall around Chicago and let them eat each other alive!! Stop all government funding as well. She's part of the Liberal BLM bunch. They screamed, rioted and burned crap down demanding body cams to prove that all these idiot crybabies claims of racist police was true and that backfired on them and now they want people to be able to file an unjustified complaint against officers with no repercussions. Smdh

td178
td178

It's that kind of thinking that has make Chicago a "world class city". Democrat....go figure.

CaptCap
CaptCap

“...forge a new path, in which equity and inclusion are our guiding principles. “ This is progressive idealogical double-speak at its finest...

John-Brown
John-Brown

Of course she is all for anonymous complaints against the mayor to be fully investigated. Not.

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