President Barack Obama to address IACP 2015 attendees

The speech is part of Obama's cross-country travel to meet with people working to fix the criminal justice system


By Katherine Skiba
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will address the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Chicago on Oct. 27, a White House official said Tuesday.

The law enforcement gathering opens Saturday at McCormick Place West and runs through Oct. 27.

The meeting is the world's largest gathering of law enforcement leaders and is expected to draw more than 14,000 public safety professionals, the White House official said.

The speech is part of Obama's cross-country travel to meet with people working to fix the criminal justice system, from law enforcement officials endeavoring to lower crime and incarceration rates to former prisoners "earning their second chance," the official added.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is scheduled to address the conference earlier in the day.

While in Chicago, Obama is to attend a fundraising dinner being hosted by Robbie Robinson, managing director of BDT & Co., and his wife, D'Rita, founder and CEO of Chatty Guest.

Co-hosts are being asked to contribute $33,400 and guests, $10,000, according to an invitation.

The first $2,500 of each contribution will go to Obama for America — the president's principal campaign committee — for 2012 general election debt retirement. Any contributions above $2,500 go to the Democratic National Committee.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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