While Mayor Sam Katz has the backing of the Winnipeg Police Association, challenger Judy Wasylycia-Leis picked up her own crime-related endorsement on Tuesday.
Former Winnipeg Police Chief David Cassels has endorsed Wasylycia-Leis for mayor.
Cassels says the former NDP MP’s plan would work to prevent crime and begin to reverse the growing problem.
“Judy understands that to start making neighbourhoods safer, you actually have to start preventing crime from happening in the first place,” Cassels said in a statement. “Judy’s plan will do that. It’s a targeted, balanced plan that will integrate the prevention tools that are missing right now.”
“Wasylycia-Leis’ approach to neighbourhood foot patrols in troubled neighbourhoods is exactly what Winnipeg needs today, and her overall crime approach will help make Winnipeg’s streets safer,” Cassels went on to say.