The man allegedly said he was incensed by news coverage of violence in his neighborhood, worried it was “too close to home.”
The well-funded initiative aims to reduce crime and reform departments by improving police supervision.
Police have blamed young people seeking joyrides for the uptick, but a researcher points to perpetrators with economic motivations.
The funds, part of the federal government’s response to the pandemic, were budgeted for anti-violence efforts, but have not yet been spent.
Another 1,500 cops are not vaccinated but they have received religious or medical exemptions.
The move comes as violence surges and Foxx is criticized for going easy on criminals. She expects a backlash.
Maria Soila Vega’s son Christopher Torrijos was murdered on Sept. 16, 2021. It’s one of hundreds of Chicago murders without an arrest.
Former top cop testifies Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered him to transfer an officer he allegedly had sex with
Eddie Johnson’s comments under oath support Officer Cynthia Donald’s allegations that her work reassignment stemmed from sexual harassment.
The federal lawsuit claims Irene Chavez died by suicide as a result of the police department’s pattern of mistreating people in crisis.
The proposal has been criticized since Mayor Lightfoot introduced it last year. A city council committee gave it the go-ahead Thursday.