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Perspectives on Progress: Welch calls for broad, systemic reforms in wake of protests

Peter Hancock

In the wake of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, Chicago-area Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch is calling for a statewide response to hold police accountable for excessive use of force and to address what he sees as “institutional racism” that has devastated many black communities in Illinois.

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