CHICAGO (CBS) — Today Mayor Emanuel was briefed on a new task force report that finds the Chicago Police Department is plagued by systemic racism, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Task Force Chair Lori Lightfoot says credibility is low because 74 percent of those killed or wounded by police over eight years were black and 72 percent of those stopped in 2014.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny And Dry With A Gradual Warmup
Lightfoot says community policing exists in name only and says officers don’t know the communities they serve. She says efforts must be made to help good cops turn in those who are bad.
“It makes sense to create a hotline for police officers to be able to anonymously report misconduct,” Lightfoot said.
The task force asserts the police union contract is a major obstacle to change, saying, it’s “essentially turned the code of silence into official policy.”