CPD Officials, Police Union At Odds Over Canceled Days Off After Recent Officer Suicides

After three Chicago Police Department employees died by suicide in recent weeks, the city’s top cop is defending his decision to cancel days off during the historically violent summer months. But Chicago’s largest police union says the department needs to change course to improve officer wellness.

Police Superintendent David Brown said his department has for years canceled days off at specific points throughout the summer to ensure there’s enough officers working each shift in order to protect each other if a dangerous situation arises.

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