At Issue: AG Candidate Kwame Raoul Supports Gun-Pointing Regulation On Cops

Craig Dellimore
August 31, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Kwame Raoul talks with WBBM Newsradio's Craig Dellimore during a taping of "At Issue."


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Democrat running for Illinois Attorney General agrees with incumbent Lisa Madigan that Chicago police officers should be required to document whenever the point their weapons at someone.

Mayor Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson have been resisting Madigan’s insistence that police officers disclose when they draw and point their guns at people. A court may have to decide the matter, as part of a proposed consent decree.

Kwame Raoul, the Democrat who hopes to replace Madigan, said he understands the concerns -- up to a point.

He said it's reasonable to consider how many things police officers have to document. He said, though that pointing a weapon or having one pointed at you should have priority, as far as record-keeping goes.

Raoul said he speaks as some who had a police officer draw a weapon on him when he was younger, mistaking him for someone suspected of a crime.

"That's quite a tramautic experience," he said.

Raoul faces Republican Erika Harold in November.

His is the guest on “At Issue” airing Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.