Chicago mayoral candidate and former Police Board president Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling regarding Jason Van Dyke.

“Today’s ruling is the latest disappointment in the Jason Van Dyke sentencing, and a sad reminder of the work we must do to create a system that is free of institutional racism and truly holds police accountable for their misconduct, including criminal acts. We cannot build trust between police and the communities they serve if officers who commit crimes are not held to the same standards as other defendants. As mayor, I’m committed to building a criminal justice system that delivers true justice and treats every defendant equally and in accordance with the law.”