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.
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.
More New CPD Officers Are Hitting The Streets. But Are They Enough?For years, Mayor Emanuel and his first police superintendent, Garry McCarthy claimed Chicago didn't need more officers and that extra manpower needs could be handled through overtime. But as crime rose and overtime soared, Emanuel changed course, after firing McCarthy in the Laquan McDonald fallout.
FOP President Says Van Dyke Will AppealAfter a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges, his lead defense attorney said he expected the jury to convict the Chicago police officer of at least some charges.
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.
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.