Chicago Police Board Chairwoman Admits It: "We Need Federal Help"

Posted: Jan 09, 2017 11:40 AM

In October of 2016, at least 3,475 people had been shot in the city of Chicago.  Compared to the same time as the year before, only 2,441 people had been shot, according to the Chicago Tribune.

During the Labor Day weekend of 2016, six people were killed and 14 were wounded from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning; from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, one person was killed and 17 were wounded; and from Sunday to just past midnight Monday, one person was killed and at least nine others were wounded.

President-elect Donald Trump demanded that Chicago's elected leadership respond by using federal aide last week.

On Monday, Chicago's Chairwoman of the Police Board responded to Trump's message.

"We need to have more federal gun prosecutions in Chicago. Our federal partners from the U.S. attorney’s office, the ATF, the FBI need to be much more invested in this overall strategy. Chicago Police Department cannot tackle this issue by itself," Lori Lightfoot told NPR during a interview.  

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