Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) claimed that the city’s Fraternal Order of Law enforcement (FOP) is inciting a good “ insurrection” by protesting Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.
“ You asked a question of why the lawsuit. Because we believe that the FOP leadership is trying to fire up an illegal work stoppage to strike, ” Lightfoot said during a press conference Monday, referring to a complaint she filed Friday contrary to the FOP. “ The police unions are not authorized to hit. ”
“ What we’ve seen from your Fraternal Order of Police, and particularly the leadership, is of misinformation, a lot of half-truths, and frankly, flat-out lies in order to induce a good insurrection, ” she stated.
“ And we’re not having that will. And so, we want to make it really, very clear that the law is on our side, we feel very self-confident about it. ”
Lightfoot also criticized FOP President John Catanzara pertaining to telling the rank-and-file officials not to follow the vaccine mandate.
This comes after a federal judge put a gag order on Catanzara on Friday for caution that up to half of Chicago’s police force will stay home when the Dec. 1 vaccine require deadline passes.
After the court hearing, Catanzara took to YouTube to say officers “ need to do what’s within their hearts and minds, ” and criticized Chicago leadership before announcing his candidacy for mayor in 2023.
The Chicago Police Department disseminated the memo to the FOP threatening disciplinary action if Chicago police don’t get the jab.
“ TO BE READ AT ALL ROLL CALLS FOR SEVEN (7) CONSECUTIVE DAYS. This AMC message informs Department users of consequences of disobeying a direct order to adhere to the City of Chicago’s Vaccination Policy issued 8 Oct 2021 and being the topic of the resulting disciplinary investigation. A Department member, civilian or sworn, who disobeys a direct order by a manager to comply with the City of Chicago’s Vaccination Police released 8 October 2021 will become the subject of a disciplinary investigation that could result in a penalty up to separation from the Chicago Police Department. Furthermore, sworn users who retire while below disciplinary investigations may be denied retirement credentials. Any questions concerning this AMC information may be directed to the Lawful Affairs Division via email, ” the memo stated.
Lightfoot gave all town workers until Friday to notify City Hall of the vaccination status, or else go on “ non-disciplinary no-pay” position.
The standoff between FOP and Lightfoot is putting her in an uncomfortable political position, evidenced by her upon Friday refusing to say precisely how many police officers are disobeying Biden’s vaccine mandate.
As expected – @chicagosmayor dodges although @jaketapper asks her at least 4 times what are the numbers – the number of CPD officers are complying with vaccine mandate. pic. twitter. com/85lZDw2Fp8
— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) October 15, 2021
Many Chicago police officers are still neglecting to disclose their vaccination standing as of this writing.
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