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FOP president: Exhausted officers chased looters before using congressman’s office to rest, eat

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The president of the Fraternal Order of Police said Monday he has talked to all of the rank-and-file police officers who, as he put it, “guarded” U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s South Side campaign office and is more convinced than ever they did nothing wrong.
FOP President John Catanzara said the officers accused of sleeping on a couch, popping popcorn and drinking coffee in Rush’s office while looters had a field day in the same strip mall were in the parking lot of a Home Depot when they were reassigned to Rush’s office.
When asked about claims the officers were directed by someone from Rush’s office to “come protect it … not during the looting, but at a different time,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said: “I believe that allegation is simply not true.“ Fran Spielman has the story…

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