City Leaders Say Politics, Economics, Unrest, And Mistrust Of Police Have Created Perfect Storm For Gun Violence In ChicagoAs Chicago grapples with another violent weekend in which two children were among those killed, city leaders called the violence a symptom of politics, economics, and growing unrest.
Text Message Urges Chicago Police Officers To Call In Sick, Limit Arrests In A 'Blue Flu'Along with a spike in violence in Chicago this past weekend comes with a new push by members of the police union to get officers on the street to stand down – and even stay home.
Police Reform Advocates, FOP Await Illinois Supreme Court Ruling About Whether Officer Misconduct Records May Be DestroyedOn Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court will hand down a ruling that could either help push police reform or put it in reverse.
With Officers Working 12-Hour Shifts, Fraternal Order Of Police Files Motion To Force City To Bring In Outside Help, Give Officers RestThe Fraternal Order of Police on Wednesday filed a motion with a judge asking the city to bring in outside aid so that officers can rest, after they have been subject to continued 12-hour shifts and canceled days off.
Lightfoot Demands Police Reforms Including Licensing After Officers Seen Lounging In Rep. Rush's Office During UnrestLightfoot is using the incident as a platform, calling for police officers across the state to be licensed.
Chicago Police Officers Concerned About A Lack Of Coronavirus Fighting Supplies In The Line Of DutyAs officials take precautions and urge social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, some first responders are saying, “What about us?”
Police Union Wants All Officer Misconduct Records Destroyed After 5 Years; Some Are Furious About IdeaIf the union representing Chicago Police officers gets its way, the Illinois Supreme Court will allow for the destruction of all officer misconduct records older than five years.
Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Board Issues Vote Of No Confidence Against Supt. JohnsonThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police on Wednesday issued a vote of no confidence against police Supt. Eddie Johnson.
Some Rankled As Portage Police Union Plans To Give Away AR-15 As Raffle PrizeSome residents and a local lawmaker are taking issue as the Fraternal Order of Police in Portage, Indiana is giving away an assault rifle as a top raffle prize.
State's Attorney Drops Case For Third Man Wanted In Candice Dickerson MurderTwo men were have already been charged with murder in the slaying of a mother in front of her two kids in April, and now, a third man wanted in connection with the murder has been let off the hook.
Police, Mayor Lightfoot React To Report On CPD Lieutenants Failing To Review Body Cam Recordings
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls FOP Vice President Pat Murray A 'Clown' At City Council Meeting; 'I’m Sorry That I Said It Out Loud'“Oh, back again,” Lightfoot whispered from her seat on the dais in the City Council chamber. “This is this FOP clown.”
Mayor Lighfoot Introduces Ethics Reforms, Spars With Police Union Executive At City Council MeetingIn her first city council meeting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took on indicted Ald. Ed Burke. Wednesday she tangled with an executive of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Support For Kim Foxx At Rainbow PUSH Coalition; 'FOP Is The Sworn Enemy Of Black People'Kim Foxx has taken a lot of heat since her office dropped charges against Jussie Smollet, but the Cook County state's attorney received a public show of support at Rainbow PUSH Coalition Saturday.
Foxx Under Fire From Suburban Law Enforcement OfficialsThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police said it's not just Kim Foxx dropping the charges against Jussie Smollett that's behind their call for resignation. Their disaffection began with lack of charges in attacks on police officers.