Chicago police officers were to be fully vaccinated by October 15. However, there were around 4,500 officers who did not turn in their paperwork.
In total, the city has 12,770 police officers. With 4,500 not reporting their vaccination status, the city is left with 35% of their police force potentially on non-pay status
. The CPD had the lowest response rate out of all the departments within the city. The 64% who reported did say they were mostly vaccinated. Of the 64%, 6,894 were vaccinated while 1,333 were not.
The 1,333 that are not vaccinated will have to follow city policy and get tested twice a week through the end of the year. The original requirement for city workers was that they get vaccinated or get tested twice a week.
They were to report by October 15 or be put on a possible unpaid leave. According to city officials, they are looking at rolling out the unpaid leaves as a staggard process, allowing them to get a final headcount.
"It's not going to be an immediate 'we're firing you.'" said one of the city officials. First, an employee will be sent home on a no-pay disciplinary status since the vaccine is a requirement for employment.
So far, the policy has not been enacted but is likely to start soon. The city official said, "It'll hopefully wake them up quickly."Though many of the Chicago departments were at or close to 100% response rate in reporting.
CNN reported a memo from the departments stating that those who do not obey the direct order "will become the subject of a disciplinary investigation that could result in a penalty up to and including separation from the Chicago Police Department. Furthermore, sworn members who retire while under disciplinary investigations may be denied retirement credentials."
They also sent out a memo stating that time off would be limited. However, the police union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot continue to butt heads over the requirement for the vaccine and for disclosing their status.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit stating that Lightfoot, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, the city, and the department are all not in compliance "with the collective bargaining agreement's status quo."
The best email I had today was the one about Indiana offering to hire these policemen immediately. They need to look into it.
The second one to consider is the new “we will not prosecute anyone stealing $1000 or less in goods. Now that’s the way to stop crime and improve small business! Chicago is done. Save yourself in my opinion!
dem/lib way to "redistribute" the wealth....from those that WORK HARD TO GET, to the scum that just want to take without working for it.....NICE JOB LIGHTASS.....
Any one who steals should be prosecuted. What world did you come from.
San Francisco evidently has similar policies as Chicago. I read where 17 Walgreen Drug Stores had closed in that city due to shoplifting. Police can't prosecute if the amount stolen doesn't total up to some figure like $1,000. Encourages criminal activity! Wouldn't be surprised that other large cities ran by The Left don't have the same policies. Still remember the TV footage
of Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington of the never ending protests. Police had their hands tied, while those so called "Peaceful Protesters" (by the media), rioted, looted, and burned!
Police can't Protect and Serve when their hands are tied from enforcing the law.
This mayor is just a crazy ding bat. The shots should be a personal choice. I dont belive you can force someone to put something in there body that they dont want. I for one will not take the jab
Forcing people to take this vaccine is a human rights violation. In the near future it may also be considered a war crime. America is on a build-up to detonation.
Lightfoot is a corrupt tyrant. Why not inject her with radiation against her will. That is exactly what she is doing in this situation. She either takes the radiation shot or is fired.
The radiation shot is for everyone's safety. How many common sense people would take a radiation shot just for the health & safety of others?????? A shot THAT IS NOT WANTED.
An EXPERIMENTAL DRUG that turns out to be DANGEROUS TO HEALTHY AMERICANS. THE GOVERNMENT And the drug companies ARE NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
Hey Chicago, how about “recalling” Lightfoot. Another “Dimwit”.
Though I am vaccinated, God bless you, stand your ground!
Lori Lightbrain aka Beetle Juice ... is a worthless pile of Democrat Excrement .... she hasn't a clue as how to run a city ! SHE IS AN ABSOLUTE FAILURE !
Do any democrats know how to manage anything at all? Look at California, it's practically a third world country. And they think they know what's best for us?!
America is sinking fast. And not if, but when America is 6 feet under, there are those that will make certain America is never resurrected.
You better find it in your better interests to protect and uphold this nation, you have absolutely no place else to run to.
The democrat-communist party needs to be deposed at all costs.
Lightfoot is a communist dictator that needs removed. She sure stepped back when her house was threatened.
Well, well, well, Lori Lightfoot. What are you going to do now? You have consistently mistreated, undercut, disrespected the police in Chicago and now YOU AND THE OTHER COMMUNISTS RUNNING CHICAGO WILL HAVE YOUR EYES OPENED! YOU NEED THE POLICE MORE THAN THEY NEED YOU AND YOUR HATRED OF AMERICA AND THE RULE OF LAW!
It seems Democrats have a different standard of Life. They don’t care if the Government controls them. There a Mindless Robots, other wise incompetents like Biden would never have been Elected.
City and county governments have given themselves power no one authorized them to have. They don't have the right to create mandates. Laws and ordinances yes but mandates no.
Do as I say not as I do and rules for thee but not for me or whomever I want.
Lightfoot should be target of every Chicago resident. She’s a subhuman, brainless, hypocrite, murderer, felon, treasonous animal. THINGS LIKE HER ARE TRULY LIVES THAT DO NOT MATTER. WHEN WILL SHE BE AMONG THE FATAL VICTIMS IN CHICAGO! THE ONE WHO DESERVES TO BE FATAL VICTIM IS WALKING FREE, WHILE INNOCENTS ARE HURT BECAUSE OF HER HATE FOR POLICE AND WHITES. EXTERMINATION OF PIG WHORES LIKE HER IS FULLY WARRANTED. HANG HER.
Considering the so-called leadership of Chicago, namely Lori Lighthead the egotistical dunce, I'm surprised the city has any police force at all!!
i support the vaccine but not the criminal pushing it
STAND YOUR GROUND!!!