The findings are challenging to hear. But let me be clear, I never sugar coat our problems, nor will I run away from our most pressing challenges. The report identifies specific problems in the department. But the transparency of the report offers a crucial foundation if we are going to move forward.
The work that happened prior to the Department of Justice collaborative review, the work that happened prior to my request that the Department of Justice do a patterns of practice investigation, that work is a clear, sent a clear signal, I think, to the Department of Justice and to the country that we're serious about reforming the department.
We have to heal our city. It's not easy work. While people say, well, who's to blame and what's the answer? The answer is, we have to get through this tough work together.