Following is a statement from mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot in response to the leak of a draft confidential document to Fox News.
“This leak is a direct attack on the process of creating a Chicago Police Department that is transparent, accountable, and respectful of civil and constitutional rights. In its continued opposition to reform efforts, from the new use of force measure to body cameras, the Fraternal Order of Police places itself firmly on the side of a failed status quo that harms our citizens and every officer who seeks to do the right thing.
“Given the leak of this confidential draft, FOP’s prominent role in the story, and FOP’s history of opposing reform, Mayor Rahm Emanuel must direct the city law department to ask the presiding federal judge to investigate the leak. Anything less rewards FOP efforts to undermine police reform and accountability in this city.