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Pritzker, Lightfoot Condemn Breonna Taylor Decision

Sep 23, 2020
Protestors in Louisville
John Minchillo / AP

Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned a Jefferson County, Kentucky, grand jury’s decision to not charge Louisville officers in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor and called for protests of the decision to be peaceful.

Tari Renner
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said has asked the city’s police advisory board to hold a series of public hearings and bring back ideas for “possible reforms in our police department procedures.”

Bloomington Police Department entrance
Amy Niebur / WGLT

On a Thursday afternoon four years ago, the police watched as Donnelly Jackson left his mother’s house on Riley Drive in Bloomington after a short visit.

Nancy Pelosi at podium
Carolyn Kaster / AP

House Democrats made good on their plans to respond to a national outcry for reform of the nation's law enforcement departments, with the chamber on Thursday approving wide-ranging efforts to overhaul the way police do their jobs.

Normal Police HQ
Staff / WGLT

Normal Police officers rarely use force on the job. But when they do, people of color are more likely to be on the receiving end of that force.

Byron Craig
Facebook

As violent images of the recent deaths of black citizens proliferate the media, some scholars and activists sense an opportunity to pursue lasting change.

Grid of commissioners
YouTube

The Normal Human Relations Commission met this week to deliberate on how to make positive changes within the community.

Gabriella Calhoun
Courtesy

You might think Gabriella Calhoun would be on the front lines leading protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Raised fist
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal police leaders say many of the reforms being proposed nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s death have already happened here, including a ban on chokeholds and increased emphasis on de-escalation training.