Chicago, IL – Radical Democrat Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, is considering implementing a new policy making it easier for criminals to get away by requiring Chicago Police Officers to get permission from a supervisor before pursuing a suspect on foot.
After the recent shooting of Adam Toledo (AKA: Lil Homicide & Baby Diablo) during an officer chase, the topic of foot chases has become a hot topic at City Hall. According to an official at City Hall, Mayor Lightfoot is considering implementing the same policy that is in place for vehicle chases which requires officers to get permission from a supervisor before beginning the pursuit.
“Of course that raises obvious problems. In the time it would take to do that, the person you’re supposed to be chasing is actually long gone. The point would be moot then.” – City Council Member Alderman Brian Hopkins
Currently the issue with having to get permission to begin a vehicle pursuit has resulted in more vehicles fleeing from law enforcement because word has spread that officers need permission to pursue them. The same issue would arise if officers needed permission for a foot chase.
While crime continues to rise in Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot might want to focus on how to help law enforcement keep the community safe instead of implementing policies that provide criminals an opportunity to flee from the law and remain on the streets.