STATEMENT: Treasurer Summers’ Statement on Restoring Trust in Law Enforcement

Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers today released the following statement regarding Mayor Emanuel’s address on police accountability:

As much as this is a disappointing time in Chicago, the opportunity for change is now. We can no longer ignore entire segments of our population and believe it will lead to the best outcome for our city. The steps outlined today are necessary to begin restoring trust and solving immediate issues with our law enforcement and criminal justice system. While the reforms being pursued are important to help restore integrity and fairness, this is just a glimpse into the systemic problems of inequality and disinvestment that many Chicagoans face. Together we must not only talk, but act on investing in our people and in our neighborhoods.