State Representative Monique Davis is clarifying an explosive remark she made on a Detroit radio station.
The lawmaker was invited on the show after she called on Governor Quinn to bring in the National Guard to fight violence in Chicago.
She repeated what she says are whispers in her community — that Chicago police are responsible for the murders of black children.
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department called the rumors “baseless and outrageous.”
Davis re-iterated Friday that she does not believe the rumors are true, and said she believes police work very hard to support her community.