Lightfoot Supports Requiring Cops To Report It When They Point Guns At Someone

Craig Dellimore
July 30, 2018 - 5:06 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot says she has some concerns about the proposed consent decree on police accountability, but she believes it’s a good, if expensive, blueprint for reform.

Lightfoot, who previously headed the Chicago Police Board and the Office of Professional Standards, feels the draft of the plan waters down restrictions on officers using choke holds and doesn’t address civilian oversight.

At a downtown news conference Monday, Lightfoot said she expects the plan would cost $10 million a year to implement and take several years under the eyes of a court-appointed monitor.

As for the one outstanding issue -- requiring police officers to document whenever they point their weapons at someone -- Lightfoot says "it's a no brainer" that the requirement should be there. 

The Emanuel Administration is expressing concerns about the proposal.