Chicago Police Officers Could Decline Excessive Overtime Hours Under Proposed Ordinance

CHICAGO – With the police department facing a mental health crisis, Ald. Anthony Napolitano is pushing an ordinance that would give Chicago cops advance notice of their schedules, empower them to decline excessive overtime and offer a pay bump to those who accept.

After a series of officer suicides, criticism of the department’s practice of canceling days off has come under increased scrutiny.

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