Cook County Judge Denies Extension On Stoppage Of Police Discipline Cases

A Cook County judge on Monday denied an effort by the city’s largest police union to extend a pause on pending disciplinary cases before the Chicago Police Board.

The ruling from Judge Michael Mullen came after an hour of arguments from attorneys for the city and Fraternal Order of Police. Disciplinary cases before the Police Board — 21 in all — were paused late last month after the City Council again voted to reject a provision of the tentative police union contract concerning the most serious police misconduct allegations.

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