More Than 1,000 Officers Worked At Least 11 Days Straight In April, May: City Watchdog

More than 1,000 members of the Chicago Police Department were scheduled to work 11 or more consecutive days between April 1 and May 31, according to the results of an inquiry released Thursday by the city’s watchdog.

Inspector General Deborah Witzburg conducted the inquiry after Supt. David Brown’s decision to repeatedly cancel officers’ scheduled days off during the historically violent summer months erupted into controversy.

“As the policy conversation around CPD’s scheduling practices — and their impacts on CPD members — continues in the public sphere and in Chicago’s legislative body, stakeholders and decisionmakers will be best-served by using and sharing clear and accurate data,” Witzburg said. 

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