CHICAGO (CBS) — The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police could be fired over inflammatory social media posts.
The Chief Administrator of the Police Board has recommended Thursday that John Catanzara lose his job over a series of more than 15 offensive Facebook posts between November 2016 and February 2018.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot Near North And Sheffield Avenues
Records show the posts include statements suggesting killing people and suggesting officers stop chasing offenders.
In one post Catanzara referred to Muslims, saying, “Savages they all deserve a bullet.”READ MORE: More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status Today
Earlier this year, the superintendent did not agree with Catanzara’s firing and suggested he be suspended for one year.
Andrea Zopp, a police board member, reviewed the files and said the superintendent’s argument was not persuasive enough to overcome the chief administrator’s recommendation. The decision will now go to the full police board.MORE NEWS: City Celebrating Chicago Sky WNBA Championship In Millennium Park Tuesday
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