Dennis Rosenbaum Quoted in Chicago Tribune Article About Reaction to Police in Wake of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Dennis Rosenbaum, professor in the Departments of Criminology, Law, and Justice and Psychology, was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article entitled “Police Mood Appears to Hit a Low Amid Fallout From Laquan McDonald Video.” The article discusses how McDonald’s killing exposed, as the Tribune writes, “decades of simmering anger over police mistreatment and abuse of Chicago citizens in some of the poorest, most disadvantaged areas,” and then details how this reaction has affected the police still patrolling the city.

“ Compounding the challenges for Chicago cops is the city's continuing struggle with violence, adding to the stress of a job facing already intense pressures, Rosenbaum noted. ‘People need to imagine what it's like being in the position of a police officer today,’ he said. ‘They're kind of damned if they do and damned if they don't.’ “

To read the full article, visit the Chicago Tribune website here.