CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have returned to 12-hour shifts and canceled days off for all officers until further notice.
The action was taken effective at 1 p.m. Sunday “out of an abundance of caution,” police said. The modified schedule will be in effect until further notice.READ MORE: Man Can't Sell Used ATV After Post Office Loses Letter Containing Proof Of Ownership
The shift change does not affect officers on limited-duty status or on scheduled furloughs.READ MORE: Nearly 17,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Similar protocols were put in place following the unrest in Chicago two weeks ago in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.MORE NEWS: 'Baby Whisperer' Patti Ideran Has Some Advice For How To Calm Fussy Or Colicky Babies
Chicago Police have now returned to the 12-hour schedule after Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday – an incident which touched off unrest in that city on Saturday night and also led to the firing of the officer involved and the resignation of the Atlanta police chief. Chicago Police have not said whether the move back to 12-hour shifts is related to Brooks’ killing.