At tonight’s WGN debate, Lori Lightfoot responded to hypocritical attacks on her police reform record from Toni Preckwinkle and her allies.
“There were 91,000 people who supported me in February,” said Lightfoot. “It’s surprising to me that [President Preckwinkle] would say that somehow they’re essentially murderers for supporting me and not her.”
Preckwinkle has previously praised Lightfoot for her work on the Police Accountability Task Force, saying, “I’ve been briefed on the task force’s findings and recommendations and I want to commend Lori Lightfoot and members of the task force on their work and their honesty in bringing long-needed official focus to these issues.
“This report serves as a critical voice for thousands of Chicago residents and entire communities. I have long believed, and have often stated, that the institutional mindset within CPD needs drastic reform. CPD must act quickly and effectively to establish confidence with Chicago residents, especially in communities of color.”