Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Accused Of Racial Double Standard For Officers In Social Protests

Reset hears from a retired Chicago police commander about double standards within the FOP.

Chicago Violence
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city's South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. An argument in a house erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, police said. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) Teresa Crawford / Associated Press
Chicago Violence
Police tape marks off a Chicago street as officers investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in the city's South Side on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. An argument in a house erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, police said. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) Teresa Crawford / Associated Press

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Accused Of Racial Double Standard For Officers In Social Protests

Reset hears from a retired Chicago police commander about double standards within the FOP.

Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police made it clear last year that any of its officers who participated in taking a knee with the Black Lives Matter Movement would face discipline up to and including expulsion from the union. Yet, news about the union defending a white Chicago officer who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol raised the question of a double standard.

A CPD officer and a retired commander share their candid experiences.

GUESTS: Crystal King-Smith, retired Chicago police commander, Chicago Metro Chapter, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Carmella Means, Chicago police officer