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Fran Spielman interviews Kevin Graham about first meeting with Lori Lightfoot

Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham said Friday he has “pulled his punches” with Mayor Lori Lightfoot because he wants to work together with her to bolster the police force by another 1,000 officers.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham sits down for an interview with reporter Fran Spielman at the Chicago Sun-Times, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham sits down for an interview with reporter Fran Spielman at the Chicago Sun-Times, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

After a cold war that featured six mayoral cancellations, Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham hopes to break the ice this weekend in his first face-to-face meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The president of the union representing rank-and-file Chicago Police officers said he has “pulled his punches” with Lightfoot because he wants to work together with her to bolster the police force by another 1,000 officers and find the revenue to pay for it.

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