The Chicago Sun-Times has learned the Justice Department will have announcements on Chicago later this week. He also encouraged the city to embrace the stop-and-frisk policing method, in which large numbers of people are temporarily detained, questioned and sometimes searched for drugs and weapons.
The one idea Trump presented to accomplish this was re-tooling the city's use of stop-and-frisk, the policy of conducting warrantless stops to search people for weapons.
The president focused on his view that stop and frisk could help reduce violent crime in Chicago. "We're going to straighten it out, and we're going to straighten it out fast", he promised.
"There's no reason for what's going on there".
President Donald Trump was in Florida on Monday delivering a speech to law enforcement officers.
Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "immediately" go to Chicago "to help straighten out the awful shooting wave". As a result of the probe, the IL attorney general and city officials filed last month a proposed consent decree in federal court to reform the police department.
Civil liberties groups have criticized stop and frisk, arguing that is racial profiling. The ACLU said the police inordinately targeted blacks.
Although Trump has at times criticized his deputy attorney general, he has reserved his sharpest verbal attacks for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused from the Russian Federation investigation in March 2017 because of his involvement with the Trump campaign.
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Donald Trump doesn't care about Chicago.
He's talking about a return to "stop-and-frisk" policies that run contrary to Chicago's ongoing effort to fix shattered public trust between citizens and police, the mayor said.
"I didn't know Rod before, but I got to know him and I get along very well with him", Trump said. "We had a good talk", Trump said.
Emanuel said he doesn't "want to get into a statistical" debate with Trump.
Police stats from the beginning of October showed that the number of shooting victims has fallen 18 percent from past year and the number of murders is down 20 percent. "That'll be very nice", Trump told reporters outside the White House today. But nine out of 10 of those stopped were minorities.
Hundreds of other jurisdictions rely on versions of stop and frisk known as 'Terry stops.' But federal judge Shira Scheindlin ruled in 2013 that New York's approach unfairly targeted minorities.
But the Fraternal Order of Police argued again after a weekend bloodbath in August that the last round of changes made in January 2017 would not be enough to reverse an 80 percent drop in street stops.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said police can only do so much.
Kelly and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan were also in the meeting.