Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday unveiled her 2022 budget proposal, which includes elevated spending on regulation enforcement amid surging gun violence not seen in numerous years. 

The mayor’s $16 billion spending bundle deal deal boosts police spending to $1.9 billion, up from $1.7 billion in 2021, the Chicago Tribune reported. The proposal purchased proper right here after a bloody weekend that seen 9 homicides all by way of the town, 56 folks shot and an alderman attacked.


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed her 2022 budget Monday, which boost funding for law enforcement. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed her 2022 budget Monday, which enhance funding for regulation enforcement. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

“I know that community safety and thriving communities are at the top of all of our minds wherever you live in Chicago,” Lightfoot acknowledged in her kind out to metropolis leaders on Monday. 

“Too often, when we talk about community violence, we forget the victims,” she added. “We know of them, but they are more than crime statistics. The lives deeply impacted by the violence that once it comes to their doorstep, it lives on in some form forever.”

Around $400 million could very nicely be invested into group security – $45 million for violence intervention capabilities and group teams and $10 million for youth diversions capabilities and wellness capabilities for Chicago police officers.

In August, Alderman Matt O’Shea steered Fox News the Chicago Police Department had misplaced 1,000 police officers by the use of the years from retirements and smaller academy courses. 

Fox News has reached out to the Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, for remark on Lightfoot’s proposal.

The budget furthermore proposes $35 million in new and present capabilities that present help to these experiencing gender-based violence, together with psychological correctly being sources, licensed help and completely totally different corporations.

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Like completely totally different cities, Chicago has knowledgeable a spike in violent crime that started final 12 months contained in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Sept. 12, the town had 558 homicides, in contrast with 542 in for a similar timeframe in 2020, in accordance with police data. 

Shootings had been furthermore up at 2,490 this 12 months from 2,276 final 12 months.

Elsewhere contained in the budget, the town will obtain nearly $2 billion from the federal authorities as a part of the American Rescue Plan, which shall be used to fill the town’s budget hole over three years, the newspaper acknowledged.