Chicago – Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson issued the following statement after meeting today to discuss how both offices can improve collaborations on a host of issues facing Chicago residents, including public safety, consent decree implementation, gun trafficking and organized retail crime.
“This morning we had a productive meeting to discuss crucial public safety issues facing Chicago. We underlined the importance of collaboration between the Attorney General’s office and the Mayor’s office in improving public safety for all Chicago residents.
“We agreed to work together in the coming months to enforce constitutional policing standards, improve officer wellness and prevent violent crime across the city. Specifically, we will work to expeditiously implement the consent decree to improve trust in law enforcement and increase police effectiveness, as well as address the epidemic of gun violence and support those affected by violent crimes.
“We will also work together to build on the crucial work of the Attorney General’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force and improve collaborations to protect consumers and prioritize environmental justice initiatives.”