Mayoral Contender Lightfoot Would Treat Shootings Like Public Health Issue

Craig Dellimore
October 01, 2018 - 5:37 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot says she has her own plan for dealing with violent crimes.

Lightfoot, former president of the Chicago Police Board, outlined a public safety plan that includes some measures that have been discussed, like treating gun violence as a public health problem.

She says she would work more with federal agencies to stop gun trafficking but acknowledges the Trump Administration itself has not always cooperated with the city.

Lightfoot is a former federal prosecutor.

Her plan would not necessarily call for more detectives to be hired. It’s about how they are used, Lightfoot said.

“They need to be much more visible in the community,” she said.

Lightfoot said she would also create a new Office of Public Safety, if elected.