Improving safety and reducing gun violence requires all of us to pitch in. Today's announcement from Mayor Emanuel and Ken Griffin is another reflection of Chicago's generous spirit and sense of shared responsibility to help our city meet our challenges. This money will support key elements of a larger aligned funding strategy to make our city safer, including policing reforms, common-sense gun safety laws, expanded social services for young people at risk, and increased job opportunities in neighborhoods most affected by violence.
We hope this extra investment in police training and reform will help build continued trust with the community and support the important work happening at the community level to reclaim neighborhoods, parks and streets, collaborate with police, and empower families. We look forward to a safer, more peaceful Chicago in the months ahead.