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President Graham Issues Statement In Support Of Officers

Chicago, IL, May 16, 2017– FOP President Kevin Graham issued the following statement about the arrest of an individual for narcotics violation in the Seventh District that required the use of force by Officers.

“Last night, plain clothes officers arrested two men in the seventh district for narcotics violations. The first offender complied with the officers’ commands and was arrested without incident. The second offender, armed with a knife, refused to comply with officers. In order to maintain control and make an arrest, the officers used open-hand strikes on the offender. We believe the officers were clearly in compliance with general orders and the use of force policy. It is difficult to make such in an arrest in a hostile crowd. The officers did a good job.”