Chicago Police union pushes back against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Fraternal Order of Police says it will fight the vaccine mandate in court, even as hundreds of police officers around the country have died from the virus.

Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7 sign
The West Loop headquarters of the union for Chicago's rank-and-file police officers. Robert WIldeboer / WBEZ
Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7 sign
The West Loop headquarters of the union for Chicago's rank-and-file police officers. Robert WIldeboer / WBEZ

Chicago Police union pushes back against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Fraternal Order of Police says it will fight the vaccine mandate in court, even as hundreds of police officers around the country have died from the virus.

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says the union will fight the city’s vaccine mandate in court, even as hundreds of police officers around the country have died from the virus. Reset checks in with WBEZ’s criminal justice desk for the latest.

GUEST: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter