Aldermen Want Chicago FOP President John Catanzara To Step Down After Downplaying U.S. Capitol RiotDozens of Chicago aldermen are demanding the resignation of Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, after he downplayed last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol, falsely claiming there was no violence from those who stormed the building.
Chicago FOP President Apologizes For Downplaying Attack On U.S. Capitol; Draws Angry Rebuke From National Police UnionCatanzara had claimed the attack on the capitol was exaggerated, falsely asserting there was no violence in the crowd. He has since apologized for what he called "a lapse in judgement."
Police Board Considers Firing Fraternal Order Of Police President Over Social Media PostsThe head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police could be fired over inflammatory social media posts.
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.
Former Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham Suspended Over Hidden Camera Left In OfficeKevin Graham, the former president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago, has been suspended for three years over a hidden camera he left inside the current president’s office.
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.