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Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to reports that Chicago police officers set up bait trucks on the South Side.

“Especially after a weekend with seventy shootings and zero arrests, news of this bait truck operation is an appalling display of misplaced priorities and a step backwards on the path to trust and legitimacy.

“Video footage shows officers antagonizing Chicagoans they are sworn to serve and protect, and creating conflict when their responsibility is to promote public safety. We’ve got to get to the bottom of how this happened and make sure these tactics are never used again.”