FOP to Chicago officers: Turn down overtime that’s not mandatory

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CHICAGO — The union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers is taking a stand against what it believes is a lack of support for officers.

The Fraternal Order of Police is calling on officers to turn-down overtime that’s not mandatory over the Labor Day holiday weekend. It’s urging officers to spend the time with their families instead.

Supt. Eddie Johnson says he supports family time, but the best way to show support for officers is to be on the job together.

Johnson says he will assess the staffing numbers before the holiday to make sure there are no disruptions, and insists he will work over the holiday. He hasn’t ruled out the prospect of more mandatory overtime.


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