Elementary Justice Co-Chair Shows Support for Removing Police from Schools on WTTW

“CPS parent Dexter Leggin has two children at CPS high schools and is a parent leader with the nonprofit Community Organizing and Family Issues. Leggin says he supports the removal of police from schools, and that improving relationships between Black and brown communities and police should start outside of school.

‘Black and brown kids … have such a negative thought towards police,’ Leggin said. ‘If you want to be effective, change that scenario. And I’m not just talking about every now and then for publicity, they have a basketball game. It’s all about relationships. If you want to have a different outlook on the police department, a different outlook on students, CPS, CPD have to learn how to build relationships in communities.’”

Read the full article and watch the TV segment here.