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Fran Spielman interviews David Greising on Lori Lightfoot’s lack of crime-fighting strategy

As a twice-appointed Police Board president and co-chair of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Task Force on Police Accountability, Lori Lightfoot should have had a crime-fighting strategy ready to implement on Day One, David Greising said. But if Lightfoot really does have a crime-fighting strategy, Greising said he hasn’t seen it.

Better Government Association President and CEO David Greising was interviewed by Fran Spielman Friday, August 23, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Better Government Association President and CEO David Greising was interviewed by Fran Spielman Friday, August 23, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is off to a “promising but mixed” start, in part because she’s made “very little progress” in reducing violent crime and has yet to articulate a clear and coherent crime-fighting strategy.

That’s the bottom line from David Greising, president and CEO of the Better Government Association, a government watchdog group where Lightfoot once served as a board member.

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