Chicago Police union to officers: Don’t request overtime


CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police union is asking officers to refuse to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the “disrespect” of police and the recent slayings of officers around the United States.

The department that put thousands of extra police officers on the street during other summer holiday weekends to combat an expected surge in violence says officers will be ordered to work overtime if not enough volunteer.

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo says officers are angry about what they see as a lack of support for police by elected officials in Chicago and nationally.

Angelo says the request was made on behalf of officers’ families who have grown more worried about their loved ones’ safety since the police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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