Indiana is recruiting Chicago police officers disgruntled by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Covid vaccine mandate.
As TGP reported, Chicago upped its battle with police officers over the mandated COVID vaccine, issuing a statement Sunday night threatening the retirement benefits of officers who opt to retire from the force rather than submit to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s COVID vaccine mandate and reporting system.
Lightfoot ordered back in August that all city employees must be vaccinated by October 15. The deadline was later modified, after objections by the police union, to the end of the year but with a proviso that unvaccinated workers submit to twice-weekly testing at their own expense. All workers must report their vaccine status through an online portal starting this Friday or face being put on no-pay status.
Last week John Catanzara, the head of Chicago’s police union, advised police officers NOT to comply with the city’s COVID-19 mandatory vaccine and reporting requirements.
Catanzara told fellow officers to openly defy Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine deadline.
“Hey Chicago Police Officers, we’re hiring! No vaccine mandate. Apply today….Lower taxes, great schools, welcoming communities.” – Indiana State Police said.
Correction on the website. https://t.co/vDbqWnSrOb
— Sgt. Glen Fifield (@ISPLowell2) October 20, 2021
US Senator Mike Braun said he would help connect Chicago police officers to an Indiana police department.
My office stands ready to help connect Chicago police officers to an Indiana police department that is hiring now and doesn’t have a vaccine mandate.
Welcome to Indiana! https://t.co/rtsQ1GIsF1
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) October 19, 2021