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Lori Lightfoot announced she's running for mayor of Chicago.

Chicago, IL - The now-former head of the Chicago Police Board who suggested getting rid of sworn honesty requirements in police complaints, is running for mayor.

Lori Lightfoot announced her candidacy on Thursday and she would run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to the Chicago Tribune.

It was Emanuel who appointed Lightfoot to the head of the independent civilian body that oversees some aspects of the Chicago Police Department.

Lightfoot resigned her post from the Chicago Police Board on May 7 so she could run for mayor, according to WLS-TV.

Lightfoot said she didn’t owe Emanuel anything.

“In order for Chicago to remain a world-class city, we need to forge a new path, in which equity and inclusion are our guiding principles. By almost every measure, we currently are headed in the wrong direction,” Lightfoot said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “All over Chicago, people feel the effects of the us-versus-them style of governance. Investing here, but not there. Providing advantages to some, but not others. Listening to a few, but ignoring far too many. That mentality and style of governance ends the day I am sworn in as mayor.”

Lightfoot made news in her tenure as the president of the civilian police board.

She was opposed to mandating that all people who file a complaint against police sign a sworn affidavit that their complaint is truthful, to the best of their knowledge.

Complainants could be prosecuted if it was discovered they intentionally provided false claims against the officer, and an Obama administration DOJ report said that this requirement resulted in unsigned complaints being dropped instead of investigated.

Lightfoot also believes that anonymous complaints against officers should be allowed.

However, even if it is determined an anonymous compliant about an officer can’t be proven, it could stay on the officer’s record.



Comments:
Next she will want Internal Affairs to trump up charges against officers and then hang them on lies and fake charges. What is this world coming to? Who opened the doors to the asylum and let this lunatic out?
Posted by TCBLUE at 5/14/2018 12:28:13 PM

Wow, is this woman for real? Why not get rid of all laws and regulations? The really sad part of this is that she will have a multitude of supporters.
Posted by audreyflowers at 5/15/2018 10:02:41 AM

Let's also remove requirement that police reports need to be truthful too. Who fricken elects these warped people?
Posted by Sasquatch at 5/16/2018 2:04:30 PM

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