CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown is set to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House Monday to talk about reducing crime.
Brown will join three other police chiefs and other elected and community leaders in a meeting with Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland; including Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis, Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy, Newark Police Lt. Anthony Lima, and Community Based Public Safety Collective co-founder Aqeela Sherrills.READ MORE: Cook County Offers Assistance With Eviction Moratorium Ending; Landlords Say Moratorium Has Had Their Hands Tied
Even as Brown and others meet with President Biden today, we know much of the president’s suggestions on the topic. He has been encouraging cities to invest some of their COVID-19 relief funds on things like policing and alternative crime reduction steps.
One example is creating summer jobs for teenagers.
This meeting comes at a time when many cities are dealing with a rise in shootings and killings.
At least 48 people were shot over the weekend across Chicago and 11 of them did not survive.READ MORE: Chicago Seniors Give 'A Spoonful Of Hope' To Those In The Community Who Need Meals
A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and leg just after midnight near the Leighton Criminal Courthouse and the Cook County Jail in the 3100 block of South California.
He was riding in an SUV at the time of the shooting. The shooter was driving in another SUV and fled on foot after striking two other vehicles.
No arrests have been made.
This is the second time in two days there has been a shooting right right near Cook County Jail.
On Saturday, a man in his thirties was killed after two people got out of a car on 27th Street and started shooting.MORE NEWS: Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This Week
Two women were wounded, one was shot in the knee and bullet grazed the other woman’s face. They are both expected to recover.