VALLAS’ STATEMENT

“Mayor Emanuel’s mismanagement of the Chicago Police Department has cost the City substantially in many ways, but none more tragically than when an officer takes his or her own life.  The men and women of CPD must have proper mental health resources and treatment just as much as they need proper training and equipment.

“That Los Angeles has nearly four times as many mental health counselors assisting 3,500 fewer officers is a major indictment on how the mayor regards the well-being of our first responders. City Hall must provide for the men and and women on Chicago’s front lines.”