Police Union Fights COPA's Recommendation To Fire Officer Who Used Homophobic Slur During Downtown Unrest In MayA Chicago Police officer was caught on video hurling a homophobic slur at a protester during civil unrest in the downtown area on Saturday, May 30, and the police union does not agree with the recommendation that he be fired.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules CPD Misconduct Records Cannot Be DestroyedThe court found that destroying the documents would violate that state's public records law.
Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be ThereLast week, Rush, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Chicago Police Supt. David Brown condemned a group of 13 officers, including three supervisors, seen lounging, napping, making coffee and popping popcorn in Rush’s campaign office on June 1, while looters were breaking into nearby stores.
Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union BossCatanzara has been a frequent critic of CPD reform efforts and City Hall policies over the last several years; often chiding the mayor and aldermen at monthly City Council meetings.
Hotel Essex Providing 274 Rooms For First Responders Fighting Coronavirus Outbreak“We must do everything we can to be responsive to the needs of our heroes on the front lines of this fight," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'"We do want to get things moved along as expeditiously as we can, and we are starting the process of engaging them," she said.
Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPDThe mayor also denied the police union's claim that she fired Johnson in order to make the case for hiring a department outsider as the next superintendent.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx Recuses Herself From Battery Case Against Activist Jedidiah Brown, Who Took Selfie With ProsecutorKim Foxx is being sued for an alleged connection to an activist known for his anti-police agenda.
FOP Wants Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx To Resign Over Handling Of Jussie Smollett CaseTwo groups on opposing sides of how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office handled the Jussie Smollett case will hold dueling protests on Monday.
Chicago Police To Protest At City Hall WednesdayCity Hall is expected to be brimming with unhappy Chicago Police officers Wednesday who plan to show up for the “Blue Wednesday” protest.
Judge Rules In Favor Of FOP Over Disciplinary GuidelinesAccording to the judge’s ruling, the city violated the Illinois Labor Relations Act by not negotiating the new policy with the union.
Judge Weighing Admissibility Of Van Dyke Statements To FOPJason Van Dyke's lawyers say his statements to two union reps after shooting Laquan McDonald are privileged, and should not be used at trial
No CPD Officers Cleared By Police Board In 2016All 15 officers who went before the Police Board in 2016 were found guilty of misconduct and were either fired, suspended or quit the force.
Black Aldermen Demand Voice On Next Police ContractAld. Roderick Sawyer (6th) said he and other African-American aldermen are willing to sit down with new FOP leadership.
Chicago FOP Boss To Meet With Trump Administration On Chicago CrimeChicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo Sr. will be meeting Trump administration officials later this week to discuss the city’s problems with gun violence.