Tag: police

Union contract lets Chicago police officers trade comp time for discipline

As the Department of Justice begins its civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department, or CPD, it would be wise to investigate the collective-bargaining agreements that too often let the force’s bad apples rot on the job. For example, critics have pointed out that the city’s contracts with police unions require the destruction of complaint... Read more »

Extra pay for Chicago police and firefighters is excessive, unsustainable

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed the largest property-tax hike in modern city history, which the Chicago City Council passed on Oct. 28, he said it was the only option to avoid making Chicago “unlivable.” Nearly all of the $588-million hike will go to fund the city’s police and fire pension funds. But a new Chicago... Read more »