Former Chicago police officer blasts President-elect Trump

Susan Collins repealing Obamacare

Susan Collins repealing Obamacare

The nation's third largest city had 762 homicides in 2016 - the most in two decades and more than the largest cities, NY and Los Angeles, combined.

Trump, in a Twitter comment, said, "Chicago murder rate is record-setting - 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016", more than two slayings a day.

He went on to say that he "would ask Mayor Rahm Emanuel why haven't these communities of major violence been invested in at the level that the money has been coming into the city?" In 1992, the agency stepped in to put an end to the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, which left 53 people dead including 35 from gunfire. It's a theme the mayor talked about after his meeting with Trump Dec 7th at Trump Tower in New York City.

Trump said on O'Reilly's show that his source for this information was an unnamed "top" Chicago police officer.

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Mr Spicer said Mr Trump is getting national security briefings "on a daily basis" and "there doesn't seem to be conclusive evidence" Russians were behind the hacking of Democratic emails during the election. But they asked me about Chicago and I think stop-and-frisk with good strong, you know, good strong law and order. "It can't continue the way it's going".

In an interview on NBC's "Today Show", Spicer said President Barack Obama only punished Russian Federation after Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the election and that the recent sanctions were politically motivated. Beyond the grim statistics from 2016, the numbers aren't much better from only a year earlier. In December, 2015 Attorney General Loretta Lynch launched a Civil Rights Division investigation of the Chicago Police Department in the wake of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a police officer.

As Chicago closed on one of its most violent years in decades, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Monday the city should seek federal help if local authorities can't handle the crisis.