Obama Heads To Chicago For International Police Chiefs Conference
By Kate Shepherd in News on Oct 21, 2015 7:50PM
Obama at a D.C. library. (Getty Images)
President Obama is heading back to Chicago next week. He'll speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference at McCormick Place on Tuesday, the White House announced.
The four-day conference is the world's largest gathering of law enforcement leaders and more than 14,000 public safety professionals are expected to attend, according to the Tribune. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is also expected to speak on Tuesday.
The talk is part of the President's criminal justice reform initiative. Obama is planning to travel across the country and meet with Americans working to fix the system over the next few weeks, the White House announced. His weekly address outlines his plans for meaningful criminal justice reform.
He's taking part in a panel discussion on the topic tomorrow in D.C., according to the AP. The event will focus on making law enforcement and correctional practices more effective and just.
While in his hometown, he's also expected to attend a Democratic Hope Fund fundraiser hosted by Robbie and D'Rita Robinson. Tickets are $10,000 and co-hosts are asked to give $33,400. The first $2,500 will go to pay off Obama for America's 2012 campaign debt. The campaign still owed $2.4 million as of June 30, according to the Tribune. Contributions above the $2,500 will go to the Democratic National Committee.