04292021CM0675WSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago), Chair of the Senate Black Caucus, released the following statement in support of the “Speak Out for Gregory” movement:

“A mental health crisis is not a crime and should not be treated as such,” Peters said. “Gregory was having a mental health crisis and was suicidal, and the situation was made worse and almost cost him his life. We need to invest in alternative responses so that this never happens again, because our responsibility is to provide treatment, not trauma.”