Lori Lightfoot Botches Last Name of Slain Officer Ella French

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to guests at an event held to celebrate Pride Month at the Center on Halstead, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center, on June 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Lightfoot is the first openly gay mayor of the city of Chicago. (Photo by Scott …
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) botched the last name of fallen officer Ella French Thursday night, referring to the deceased as “Ella Franks.”

Breitbart News reported that 29-year-old Ella French was shot and killed just after 9 p.m. Saturday, during a traffic stop, and her male partner was shot and left in critical condition.

CWB Chicago notes that Chicago Police Supt. David Brown also referenced French incorrectly, calling her “Ella Fitzgerald.”:

Breitbart News noted that two brothers were arrested and charged in connection with French’s death.

ABC 7 reported that 21-one-year-old Emonte Morgan faces charges of “first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.”

Twenty-two-year-old Eric Morgan faces charges of “aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and obstruction of justice.”

Breitbart News observed that Mayor Lightfoot blamed “guns” in the hours following French’s death.

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