Chicago police union president John Catanzara announces run for Chicago mayor

 


 

Chicago police union president John Catanzara will run for Chicago mayor after a judge late Friday issued a temporary restraining order against the Chicago police union president, prohibiting him from making public statements that encourage members not to report their Covid vaccine status.

 

Cook County Circuit Judge Cecilia Horan ruled there was potential irreparable harm if Catanzara persisted in making such statements. City attorneys argued they were tantamount to him advocating “sedition” and “anarchy” because he was directing members to disobey an order from their superiors.

 

Lightfoot asked the courts to intervene after the union chief told members to disobey Friday’s deadline to report their vaccine status. The local Fraternal Order of Police in turn filed its own lawsuit against the city, mayor and police Superintendent David Brown that seeks to force arbitration over the matter.

 

 

 

 

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