Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is locked in a standoff with the union that represents the city’s police department over vaccinations. Lightfoot accused the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of being insurrectionists during a press conference Monday in response to the union’s refusal to enforce vaccine mandates.
Chicago Alderman Brian Hopkins said the city’s police force is facing a severe officer shortage due to lack of recruitment.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took her dispute with a national police union to court over her city’s vaccine mandate. Lightfoot took police union, Fraternal Order of Police, to court over its local chapter’s refusal to comply with a vaccine mandate.