Michael Shields

Michael Shields (CBS File Photo)

Chicago FOP Removes Lodge President Shields

Directors of the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers have removed the lodge’s president.


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Police, Fire Unions Raise Objections To School Safety Plan

The plan, called safe passage- involves not only police, but firefighters, animal control officers and streets and san employees. CBS 2’s Dorothy tucker explains why they’re so upset.


The Prairie District police station is being closed as part of a move to reduce the number of police districts in Chicago from 25 to 23. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Lays Out Changes In Police Districts

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said residents of low-crime areas shouldn’t worry their neighborhoods will be left with less protection as his department closes and consolidates districts Sunday in its first major structural change in 31 years.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2012

The Chicago Police Department ordered the purchase of about 3,000 new face shields designed to keep fluids off of the faces of police officers during the upcoming NATO and G8 summits. (Credit: Super Seer Corp.)

City Buys Special Face Shields For Cops At NATO And G8 Summits

The Chicago Police Department continues to gear up for the NATO and G8 summits in May with enhanced protection for officers likely to confront protesters.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis (Chicago Police Department)

McCarthy: ‘Significant Leads’ In Murder Of Off-Duty Cop

Chicago police officers went door-to-door in the Austin neighborhood on Wednesday, urging local residents to speak out about what they might know about the murder of an off-duty police officer last week.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Disagrees With Claim Of Police ‘Manpower Problem’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy attend the funeral of a fallen police officer on Friday. (CBS)

Mayor, Police Union Off To Positive Start

Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel off to a good start with the Chicago police union? It didn’t hurt that he attended a funeral of a fallen officer on Friday, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Michael Shields (CBS File Photo)

Patrolman, 33, Takes The Reins Of Chicago Police Union

Police officer Michael Shields will be the next president of the powerful Fraternal Order of Police, which clashed with the city’s last superintendent as well as Mayor Daley.