From Budget Hearings To Contract Talks, Things Are Rocky For Chicago Police

After three years without a contract, tensions ran high between the city of Chicago and police union leadership at the start of contract negotiations this week.

Chicago police officers block protesters from crossing the Chicago River
Chicago police officers block protesters from cross the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue during a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Saturday. Marc Monaghan / WBEZ
Chicago police officers block protesters from crossing the Chicago River
Chicago police officers block protesters from cross the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue during a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Saturday. Marc Monaghan / WBEZ

From Budget Hearings To Contract Talks, Things Are Rocky For Chicago Police

After three years without a contract, tensions ran high between the city of Chicago and police union leadership at the start of contract negotiations this week.

The debate over how much taxpayers should pay for Chicago Police has been raging all summer. As aldermen discuss police spending for next year, the Lightfoot administration and the new leadership of the Fraternal Order of Police continue contract negotiations.

Reset breaks down what to know about ongoing talks and how the police contract impacts the city’s budget.

GUESTS: Claudia Morell, WBEZ city hall reporter

Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune police reporter