The Watch

News and Information for Chicago FOP members.

FOP Attorney Threatens Defamation Action To CBS And Reporter

“So there is no misunderstanding, my client does not want to speak with you as she has little to no faith that any reporting that you do will not be slanted, taken out of context and one sided. The FOP and our members always defend the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, but said rights do not protect slanderous and libelous communication. I would suggest you speak with your legal counsel before you proceed. Chicago Police Officers deserve the same privacy and constitutional rights as all citizens,” Grace wrote in the letter. 

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Skeletons in the Closet?

The action of the department and the city against Wrigley and O’Keefe has further legal action looming all over it. It begs some questions: Is this how the city and department treat highly decorated police officers who are getting the worst gang members off the streets? Is this the kind of indemnification police officers will get from the city? 

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CBS Reporter Dave Savini’s Narrative Heads to Federal Court

But like so many arrests by Chicago Police, the case against Brown began a powerful transformation with the help of Chicago’s activist, fiercely anti-police media. And not just the media, for the case would also hint, yet again, at a shady connection between the media and the city’s civilian police oversight agencies.

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FOP To The Tribune: Enough

In an unprecedented move, the Executive Board of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 (FOP) voted unanimously Tuesday to cease cooperation with the Chicago Tribunebecause of a powerful anti-police agenda at the newspaper together with an unwillingness by certain Tribune staff members to objectively report vital criminal justice issues.


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A Tale Of Two Cities

In the backdrop of the Alstory Simon lawsuit, Madigan and Emanuel are transformed. Both of them presided over their public offices during the unfolding of the Porter scandal and several others, both remained silent about the corruption in the movement and allowed the City of Chicago to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, settlements the FOP has argued they should not have made.

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