Challenger in Today’s Chicago Police Union Election Promises More Militant Stance
The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents Chicago’s police officers, elects a president today. Challenger Kevin Graham promises a more militant stance in contract talks and in dealing with the press. He has declined interview requests from WBEZ, and a slate that backs him includes a brief “note to all Chicago media” on its Facebook Page: “You will be held accountable.”
Incumbent Dean Angelo says engagement is more productive. Both candidates embrace a promise by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to revisit an Obama-administration finding that Chicago police engaged in a pattern of civil rights violations.