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John Catanzara, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge #7, told Fox News that Lightfoot’s tough on cops, soft on crime approach has emboldened criminals like the killer who shot and killed Ella French, 29, and blasted a bullet into her brain.
A violent individual who was encouraged to do violent things by the people who run this city and state,’ Catanzara said, implicitly referring to Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, both Democrats.
‘For two-and-a-half years that she’s been mayor, she has vilified the police.‘
‘The men and women of this police department have no respect for this mayor…’
“…the father of the surviving cop – whose name has not been released – confronted Lightfoot to tell her she had ‘blood on her hands.'”
- John Catanzara, the head of the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago, blamed Mayor Lori Lightfoot for the fatal shooting of a police officer on Saturday
- A group of nearly 30 Chicago police officers turned their backs on Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she approached them at a vigil after two cops were shot- one fatally
- The mayor of Chicago was also slammed by the father of another cop shot during the same incident who survived
- Catanzara says that officer’s dad – himself a former policeman – told Lightfoot she had , a former Chicago PD, of the injured officer blaming her for the incident
- Officer Ella French, 29, was shot and killed during a traffic stop Saturday night, while her male partner is fighting to recover from his injuries
- Two brothers Eric, 22, and Emonte Morgan, 21, have since been charged and denied bond over the shooting murder
- Evelana Flores, 41, was arrested after she tried to barge her way into the hospital room where her son, Emonte Morgan, was being treated for a gunshot wound
- Earlier this year Chicago’s police union issued a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the mayor for her stance with the defund the police movement
- Saturday night’s shooting occurred on another violent weekend in Chicago, with at least 64 people shot, 10 fatally, by Sunday afternoon