Chicago’s police union is urging members to “hold the line” and refuse to submit to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate. Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara added that there may be fewer officers on the streets this weekend because of Lightfoot’s orders.
Lightfoot announced in August that all city employees — including police and firefighters — must show proof of being vaccinated by Friday, October 15. But the union has stood against the vaccine mandate since day one. And now that the deadline is upon them, Catanzara is urging officers not to submit.
The mayor also insisted that employees who refuse to take the vaccination will be placed on unpaid status.
Lightfoot threatened city employees, saying, “There will be consequences if