Chicago police officers are publicly criticizing Mayor Lori Lightfoot after Officer Ella French was fatally shot, and her partner severely injured.
Dozens of Chicago officers gathered at the University of Chicago Medical Center in memorial and support of their fellow officers. Lightfoot was told not to visit the injured officer and his family, however, reports say she did so. According to John Catanzara, Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police President, the officer’s father, a veteran police officer, gave Lightfoot a “piece of his mind.”
He went on to suggest Lightfoot failed the city’s law enforcement through her policies and support of anti-cop rhetoric. “And now because the political climate says the defund policy and the police maybe aren’t the enemy, now she has to pivot, and now she has to be our best friend, it’s too damn late,” he told Fox News.
FBA reported on Tuesday, “Ella French, a 29-year-old police officer, was killed during an armed confrontation with three suspects, all of whom have been arrested.” Amid a recent surge in the city’s crime, “French was one of 10 people killed and her partner was one of 64 wounded by gun violence in Chicago this past weekend.”
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