In 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot initially called for $80 million to be cut from the city’s police budget. It ended up being slashed by $59 million.
However, you did not expect that an elitist, such as Lightfoot, would actually allow herself to be impacted by reduced police protection. Apparently, that’s only reserved for the peasants of her fine city.
As crime runs rampant in Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot’s taxpayer-funded police protection has been steadily increasing.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2020 called for cutting $80 million from the city’s police budget, but at the same time recruited police officers for her own personal protection, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The police budget cut eventually totaled $59 million, but cops are retiring at a higher rate and crime is skyrocketing in Chicago, reported the UK’s Daily Mail.
A ‘defund the police‘ advocate, Lightfoot initially had a 20-man bodyguard detail. That would be reasonable for a public figure in an urban area, given protests and other possible security issues.
But in the midst of cutting the police budget, Lightfoot recruited and put together an additional 65 police officers, along with five sergeants and a lieutenant, for a special unit called the Government Security Detail.