Detectives generally want to testify, but they can no longer trust the Cook County state’s attorney to rule on these cases based upon the evidence.
Details about the revised policy and its implementation were unveiled Thursday and officers have begun training in the new procedures.
In 2019, officers will attend 24 hours of training; 32 hours will be required in 2020. In 2021, 40 hours of training will be mandatory.
What you see as “a tactic,” we see as making every effort to reach out to police officers so their voices can be heard without being screened.
The newly elected president of the Fraternal Order of Police claimed victory Thursday in two early skirmishes with the city likely.
Kevin Graham said he’s working on “assembling a team that’s going to work hard for our members.”
With 9,730 votes cast, Police Officer Kevin Graham captured 56.2 percent of the vote to incumbent Dean Angelo’s 43.7 percent.
CPD Officer Kevin Graham threw his support behind AG Jeff Sessions’ decision to review and retreat from police reform agreements nationwide.
The Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7 pushed back their runoff election date.
Even though Kevin Graham owns a large home in the suburbs, he insists he’s living in Chicago in compliance with police residency rules.
Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo got 34.8 percent, forcing him into a runoff against Patrol Officer Kevin Graham, who got 24.8 percent.
Mike Shields says Chicago Police officers need a union that has “their back” at a time when local politicians don’t.
Armed attacks on officers have also escalated in other cities across the country.
Already, there is concern that the Justice Department under President Donald Trump will back off the civil rights probe of the Chicago Police.