Chicago Police Union President Pushes Back Against Calls For Reform

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says he does not believe CPD has an issue with systemic racism.

FOP Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters
The West Loop headquarters of the union for Chicago's 12,000 police officers. The newly elected president of the union has condemned the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Robert WIldeboer / WBEZ
FOP Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters
The West Loop headquarters of the union for Chicago's 12,000 police officers. The newly elected president of the union has condemned the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Robert WIldeboer / WBEZ

Chicago Police Union President Pushes Back Against Calls For Reform

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says he does not believe CPD has an issue with systemic racism.

Reset talks with the head of Chicago’s police union about local calls for reform and the city’s response to protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We also check in WBEZ’s Patrick Smith for context and analysis.

GUESTS: John Catanzara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7

Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter