Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police issued a vote of no-confidence in Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wednesday, citing poor work conditions and the cancellation of a march for fallen officers.
It all started when the 29-year old officer Ella French female officer shot and killed in Chicago in 33 years. The tensions between Chicago Police and Mayor Lori Lightfoot were actually higher than in the aftermath of the said killed officer.
It is already a tradition for his fellow officers to pay tribute to their brothers and sisters that have died while on duty.
Officers were ready and were set to give their final farewell to French while doing an honor guard marching to the sound of bagpipes. However, the Deputy Police Superintendent didn’t have 20 minutes “for that s–t.” In an appalling and disgraceful decision, Eric Carter made the call to take French’s body to be taken directly into the Medical Examiner’s office where she would be laid to rest without the traditional ceremonies afforded to officers who have been killed.
Loathsome Mayor Lori Lightfoot Supports Decision to CANCEL Bagpipes and Honor Guard for Slain Chicago Police Officer Ella French
CPD Deputy Superintendent made the call: said we don’t have time “for that sh-t”
— Julian Conradson (@JCConradson) August 13, 2021
Aside from being restricted and not allowed to walk with their sister one last time, they were also outraged after they heard the news from Eric Carter over the scanner
According to Carter “We don’t have 20 minutes for this s–t, we’re not waiting on the bagpipes. Go ahead and get the vehicle inside. Take it all the way inside. Do not stop!”
Mayor Lightfoot defended Carter as she angrily snapped at reporters and called them liars in a press conference on Thursday. The abhorrent mayor said that the superintendent “made the right call” and supports his decision to rush the funeral procession and not allow the traditions to occur.
Just like everything else with these radicals nowadays, Covid was the excuse she pointed to while crying victim.
“The reporting on that is just not true. It’s not true. With Covid protocols, the coroner has made a lot of new restrictions on what can and can not happen at the morgue is my understanding.
Eric Carter made the right call, I support what he did and I’m horrified that at this moment people are trying to salvage him for whatever agenda or purpose.”
The Covid-19 cudgel is the s–t nobody has time for. This is the same mayor who just two weeks ago green-lighted Lollapalooza to take place in her city, which she attended maskless with a crowd of over 385,000.
Lightfoot also claimed that there was no “official” honor guard available and instead disrespected the officers who were gathered and ready to pay their respects, calling them an unorganized group that wanted to “hijack the procession.”
“There was no official honor guard that night. There was, let me choose my words very carefully, a well-meaning but not well-organized group that wanted to hijack the procession. Which would have meant that the family would have been exponentially delayed in getting to the morgue.”
Not only are her excuses complete BS, they’re also outright lies. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said in a statement that rules for processions have not changed since the pandemic began and there have been no additional restrictions put in place.
“Protocols for processions at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office have not changed since the pandemic began. First responders have always gathered in the parking lot and dock to pay respects to fallen police officers and firefighters.
Early Sunday morning, police officers gathered in the parking and dock area as usual and bagpipers accompanied the body of Officer Ella French through the parking lot to the dock. At no time did personnel from the Medical Examiner’s Office try to impede officers or bagpipers.”
It’s no wonder dozens of cops turned their backs to this fraud when she visited the other officer who was with french when she was killed.
French’s partner is still in a critical condition and currently fighting for his life at the University of Chicago Medical Center. It was very obvious that Lightfoot was not welcomed when she visited him at the hospital and even the father of recovering officer scolded her for good reason.
These officials are disgraced they should be ashamed of themselves.
Officer French deserved better for giving her life in the line of duty. Rest in peace.
Source: The Gateway Pundit