Lightfoot: Police Union Needs To 'Take Steps' Toward Reform

Craig Dellimore
June 11, 2019 - 6:00 am

WBBM Newsradio/Nancy Harty


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Another weekend of violence in Chicago sparked another Monday afternoon meeting among Mayor Lightfoot, Supt. Eddie Johnson and top police brass.

It’s gotten the nickname “Accountability Monday,” and Lightfoot says it’s a chance for she and her staff and police brass to go over the number and the strategies.

She said she doesn’t want to just hear that shootings are down.

The Fraternal Order of Police leadership has complained that it has not been a part of Lightfoot’s policing strategy. Her answer is pointed. She calls it "laughable" saying the union has rejected all moves towards reform. 

“If they want to be a helpful, productive partner, take some steps in our direction."