CHICAGO – State Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, D-Chicago, issued the following statement in response to public safety concerns over the potential reduction of police officers in the field regarding the recently implemented city vaccine reporting mandate:

“Public safety has been a top priority since I entered office, not only as a legislator but as a community member, parent, and family member of a police officer. The Chicago Police Department is already facing a shortage of resources and personnel, especially with the high number of officers retiring within the last few months. If there are fewer police officers on the street, we could see an increase in crime that will place even greater pressure on the tense and stressful situations our officers manage every day;

“I will continue to advocate for the safety of our communities and continue to advocate that all residents be vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Rep. Angelica Guerrero-CuellarRep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar

22nd District

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