Chicago police officers sue over tattoo cover-up rule

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CHICAGO — Three Chicago cops are filing a lawsuit against the new rules that force them to cover up their tattoos.

They say it violates their First Amendment rights.

Those new rules say tattoos must be covered when officers are on-duty, or representing the department.

The police department says it has not seen the lawsuit, and has no comment.

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  • Edward Douglas

    You work for the citizens and your job as an officer is a privilege..not a right. You are not entitled to your job. If you don’t like the rules, turn in your badge and find other work. This is what needs to be said. It’s time for these babies to stop being cuddled. They get away with entirely way too much and it needs or end.

    A high privilege of authority, must be accompanied by a higher burden of accountability.

  • Bailers

    Someone tell Chicago Fire to warm up the engines on the waaambulances.

    If cops want to look like the gang bangers they arrest, tell them to turn in their badges.

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