Ald. Ray Lopez: ‘At what point do we start allowing our police officers to do their jobs again and to make our neighborhoods safe’

Anna Davlantes

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown wears a face mask at a news conference on Monday, July 27, 2020 in Chicago. Police are reporting a drop in homicides and shooting incidents after the department rolled out two units designed to combat gun violence and ensure protests remain peaceful. The city reported three homicides over the weekend compared to 12 the weekend before. It was the first weekend that the 300-member Community Safety Team was dispatched to communities on the West and South sides where there has been an uptick in violent crime. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

15th Ward Alderman Ray Lopez joins Anna to discuss the CPD response to the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, when we might see the release of police body-cam video of the shooting, what civil unrest has done to some Chicago neighborhoods, if we need to review CPD’s foot chase policy, and why it’s dangerous when politicians jump on populous bandwagons to throw people under the bus when they don’t have complete command of the facts.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)
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