Lightfoot doubles down on cops who resist accountability: 'That's too bad'

Lori Lighftoot at Police graduation, October 2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a Chicago Police Department promotion and graduation ceremony on October 20, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is shrugging off a published report that some members of Police Supt. David Brown’s command staff have lost faith in his leadership.

Lightfoot expressed doubt about the substance of a Chicago Sun-Times story that quotes anonymous members of the Chicago Police Department’s command staff criticizing Brown. The officials complained Brown’s management style and changes he’s made.

The mayor noted the sources were unidentified and Brown is trying to change the culture of CPD, which some don’t like.

“There’s a level of accountability that the exempt members are now facing that they don’t like, but that’s too bad,” she said.

Speaking from Washington, Lightfoot said some police officials want to keep a status quo, but that doesn’t work for the people of Chicago or keep them safe.

She says if some police professionals want to sit in their cars and not engage with residents, those officers “don’t need to be in the Chicago Police Department.”