Asked about the Fraternal Order of Police contract at tonight’s FOX 32 debate, Lori Lightfoot highlighted her principles and plans to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
“I’ve been saying for three years that we must speak our values going into these contract negotiations,” said Lightfoot. “There should be some core principles that we’re not afraid to say out loud. We can’t allow police records to be destroyed. We must allow for anonymous complaints. We have to make sure that we can proceed with these investigations of serious allegations of misconduct without having the complainant signing an affidavit. We also need to be able to use an officer’s past history to evaluate whether or not there’s a pattern in a person’s misconduct in light of the allegations. Those are some of the things I think have to be changed in the contract.”