Sixth Ward Alderman Thomas Suffredin, having seen videos of the arrest of Trenton Alexander, sent the following statement to the RoundTable.

“I have seen the videos that are on social media of an arrest that occurred on May 27 at the intersection of Church and Asbury. I have also seen a 4:23 clip of body camera video from the camera worn by one of the officers involved.

“It is critical that a fair and thorough investigation that respects the rights of all involved, police officers and citizens, take place with transparency and immediacy. Our City government’s credibility depends on its being honest and accountable to the citizens it serves.” 

Mary Gavin is the founder of the Evanston RoundTable. After 23 years as its publisher and manager, she helped transition the RoundTable to nonprofit status in 2021. She continues to write, edit, mentor...