Chicago Police Send Unified Message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot After Officer Killed
Chicago police officers gave Mayor Lori Lightfoot a clear and poignant message –they turned their backs on her as she arrived at the hospital to check on the wounded officer.
“Officers who turn their backs to someone is a bone-chilling sign that is used to communicate a very powerful message—and the last thing any Mayor wants is to know that his/her city’s law enforcement agency has no confidence in their leadership.” Michael Letts, CEO/Founder of InVest USA.
Chicago Police Officer Ella French was the first fatal shooting of an officer in the line of duty since 2018 and the first female officer fatally shot on the job in 33 years.
Even Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said that the “imbalanced treatment of police officers in Chicago and the country must stop.”