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Over 900 CPD officers have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, top cop says

“Likely, we will have surpassed 1,000 before the year ends,” said Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown speaks at a news conference at CPD headquarters in Bronzeville on Sept. 28, 2020.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown discusses the city’s weekend gun violence during a press conference at CPD headquarters Monday.
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Over 900 Chicago Police Department officers have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, Supt. David Brown said Monday.

By year’s end, he added, expects that number to exceed 1,000.

“We want to encourage not only people in the community to seek out help and talk with someone, but also our police officers who are experiencing a lot of trauma in the way that they do this job,” Brown said.

The Fraternal Order of Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding COVID numbers among CPD officers.