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Police Offer Daley Security Detail After Term Ends

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Mayor Richard M. Daley addresses residents of the West Rogers Park neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department is considering giving Mayor Richard Daley and his wife, Maggie, a security detail after his term ends later this month.

Daley wound not say whether he asked for the security or whether it was offered.


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“I have been mayor for 22 years .. former mayors received security,” Daley said. “The police department will handle that, not me.”

Daley did acknowledge that he has received threats both as mayor and as Cook County state’s attorney before that. The mayor told reporters that he does believe security is appropriate.

“The department is currently evaluating the need to provide a security detail for the mayor after May 16,” said Lt. Maureen Biggane, a police spokeswoman. “A final determination has not been reached.”

Daley’s term ends on May 16 when Rahm Emanuel will take the oath of office.

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