Mayor Buttigieg delivers keynote address at Rainbow PUSH Coalition breakfast
CHICAGO -- Mayor Pete Buttigieg was just one of the presidential candidates to address the 2019 Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention on Tuesday.
Mayor Buttigieg and Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke with the press before speaking at the breakfast event.
During comments at the press conference, he responded to a question about the fatal police shooting of a black man by a white officer.
On Monday, the Fraternal Order of Police asked the mayor to recuse himself from any decisions in the investigation.
He replied he doesn't make disciplinary decisions and has been careful not to weigh in while the investigation is ongoing.
"One of the things I really need to continue conveying to our police officers is that it is not anti-police to be pro racial justice. On the contrary, we absolutely can and absolutely must be both, and you could argue that no one has a greater role to play when it comes to community trust in policing, than the police themselves," Buttigieg said.
After the press conference, the mayor was the keynote speaker at a breakfast event.