- Lieutenant John Andrews of the Chicago Police Department recently expressed his views regarding the operations of and conditions within the Chicago Police Department. Lt. Andrews is now facing disciplinary actions for expressing these views.
Whether you agree with Lt. Andrews’ views or not there is a more important issue at stake. That issue is the ability to freely express your views in writing as guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Please print and distribute the following First Amendment Rights petition. Petitions should be returned to Rich Aguilar at FOP Unit 541 via police mail. All petitions will be hand carried to the Superintendent.
- Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7
1412 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607-1821
UPDATE: Evidently, the Lieutenants Association had this petition up a few days earlier and has been collecting petitions from their members already. The FOP simply changed the wording in the “Closing” section to “We as officers…” instead of “We as supervisors…”
Funny thing though – the Sergeants website doesn’t have a single post about this that we can find. The Sergeants union was the only group that actually came out and advised their members that they were NOT supporting the march around City Hall. That was under the currently indicted president though.