Mayor Faces Heat on Chicago Police Reform
The heat is on Mayor Rahm Emanuel as more stakeholders call for federal oversight of reforms to the embattled Chicago Police Department.
Thursday, the Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot called an agreement that the city has sent the Justice Department "fundamentally flawed," and the mayor's recently reappointed Inspector General Joe Ferguson says there will be no confidence in police reform without a federal monitor.
Will the mayor bow to the pressure?
Joining Chicago Tonight to answer that and talk about other pressing city issues are Ald. Raymond Lopez from the 15th Ward on the Southwest Side, Ald. Nick Sposato of the Northwest Side's 38th Ward, Ald. Ricardo Munoz of the 22nd Ward on the South Side and Ald. Howard Brookins of the 21st Ward on the South Side.
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