Concealed Carry and Police Encounters
3 weeks ago
The last contract negotiation session with the City was on 11 September 08.
At that time the City rejected our latest proposal, which addressed bid positions and
economic issues. The City stood on their previous position citing the current economic
dilemma. The City has proposed the below captioned changes to our contract.
5 year contract
No increase in Watch Bids within District Law Enforcement (currently 5 per
Changes to section 8.4 of the current contract.
Maintain sustained C.R. numbers for the entire career of the officer.
Inclusion of on-duty random alcohol testing
Mandatory alcohol and drug testing for any off-duty incident involving the
discharge of a firearm.
Audio recording of all statements given by officers to I.P.R.A. and I.A.D.
We continue to meet with our attorneys and advisors in an effort to develop a
proposal that will result in a document that will address the City's concerns, while at the
same time protecting the interests of our members. In addition, we feel that the current
economic proposals by the City are short of being acceptable to our membership.
Chicago Police Sergeants Association
Young people opposed to arming Chicago police officers with military assault rifles rallied at Chicago Police headquarters.
A group called the 'Live in Peace Campaign' says they delivered to Weis 5,000 signatures opposing the idea
A group of about 40 protestors from the Southwest Youth Collaborative chanted slogans like “Stop the war on the poor, no more M4s” outside of Chicago Police headquarters before the meeting, holding up signs as they paced in a large circle.
David Stout, 19, who lives in Lincoln Park, came to the meeting with a group of friends all concerned about police having M4s in their arsenal.
“It would generate such an atmosphere of fear that safety would be unattainable in the city,” Stout says.
Retired police officers were given the right to carry concealed weapons by virtue of Federal legislation commonly referred to as H.R. 218. The City of Chicago initially denied this right to retired officers who wanted to purchase new weapons or to those officers who moved into the City as their weapons could not be registered in the City.
On Wednesday, October 8th, the City Council did the right thing and enacted an ordinance that ensures that retired officers have the ability to enjoy the rights given to them by H.R. 218. Please view the newly enacted ordinance MCC 8-20-050.
Great news from baseball-loving Iowa:
Chicago Police Officer Michael Mette, wrongly convicted and railroaded into five years in prison for the crime of self defense, will be getting out of prison soon.
The Iowa Court of Appeals, in its ruling posted early Wednesday, reversed Mette's conviction and ordered sentencing Judge Monica Ackley to acquit him.
The appeals panel said the court had no business discounting the self-defense argument. Mike threw just one punch in self defense after he'd been repeatedly attacked by an angry drunk with a blood-alcohol content of 0.27 percent.