WATCH: Uncooked video of law enforcement officials in Rep. Rush’s workplace
Footage from contained in the longtime congressman’s South Facet marketing campaign workplace over the summer season present greater than a dozen Chicago law enforcement officials making themselves at house as Chicago erupted in chaos.
“The abandonment of their publish was what actually infuriated me,” Rush stated.
CPD stated 17 officers caught laying on the Congressman’s sofa, resting their heads on his desk, and serving to themselves to espresso and popcorn with out Rush or his workers’s information are being quickly suspended.
“I am not working a victory lap due to this,” Rush stated. “On the finish of the day we would like a greater, extra equitable, extra responsive police drive.”
Footage present at the very least three white shirt supervisors, all whereas town round them was in ruins, left torn aside by looting.
On the time Police Superintendent David Brown stated, “If you happen to sleep throughout a riot, what do you do on a daily shift when there is not any riot?”
Only a day earlier, on Might 31, looters had raided the very workplace the place the officers hid from the warmth.
“They even had the unmitigated gall to go and make espresso for themselves and to pop popcorn, my popcorn in my microwave,” Rush stated.
Sources inform ABC7 the officers concerned within the incident have now been suspended by the police division.
“These people did certainly abandon their duties and their obligation and their oath to serve and shield,” Mayor Lightfoot stated following the incident. “We should always all be disgusted.”
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Lightfoot stated there was a core group of officers within the workplace after which a number of others coming out and in. She stated at its top, there have been 13 officers.
She provided an apology on behalf of town, saying these officers have carried out unbelievable hurt, together with confirming the notion that many have on the South Facet that police merely didn’t care that minority communities have been being looted.
CPD issued an announcement Thursday that stated:
“The Bureau of Inside Affairs has concluded the investigation into allegations towards Chicago Police Division members seen inside Congressman Bobby Rush’s workplace on June 1, 2020.
The members have been notified of the outcomes of the investigation. One member was issued a reprimand and 17 got suspensions. Every member could elect to problem the choices primarily based on their collective bargaining agreements, which initiates the grievance course of. We’re unable to launch additional info concerning the outcomes of the investigation at the moment because of the ongoing grievance course of.”
The police division stated yet one more officer was reprimanded for the incident.
The 17 suspended officers can enchantment their punishment.
ABC 7 reached out to the union representing the officers for a response, however we have not heard again.
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