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FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

One change would allow anonymous complaints. Union president John Catanzara said it’s "a gigantic ask ... You’re gonna be willing to give up residency and the [...]

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Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also t

Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also tied the longer shifts to the death of an off-duty officer after a carbon monoxi [...]

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Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protesters 'Has No Place for Members'

Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protesters 'Has No Place for Members'

Officers who want to kneel with protesters should do so on their own time, said Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara.

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Better parenting is a must even as we address every other reason for violence in Chicago

Better parenting is a must even as we address every other reason for violence in Chicago

I can think of no more disparate a pair than the controversial John Catanzara, recently elected president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, and the sym [...]

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New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

Last week, a veteran patrolman managed to convincingly win an election to become the next president of the Chicago police’s largest union, the Fraternal Order [...]

Read full article: New police union president John Catanzar...→
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President Trump Congratulates New Chicago Police Union Leader John Catanzara

President Trump Congratulates New Chicago Police Union Leader John Catanzara

President Donald Trump has tweeted his congratulations to Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara, a 25-year veteran of the force who was voted the next presiden [...]

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Chicago police union gets a new leader

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police D [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union gets a new leader...→
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FOP president convinced officers in congressman’s campaign office did nothing wrong

FOP president convinced officers in congressman’s campaign office did nothing wrong

John Catanzara said officers chased looters from nearby stores before going into the ffice — some to use the restroom, though others made coffee. "Sorry. It wa [...]

Read full article: FOP president convinced officers in cong...→
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Police union slams co-chair of new panel reviewing CPD’s use-of-force policies

Police union slams co-chair of new panel reviewing CPD’s use-of-force policies

FOP President John Catanzara took issue with remarks by Arewa Karen Winters, whose great-nephew Pierre Loury was killed by Chicago police in 2016. Winters call [...]

Read full article: Police union slams co-chair of new panel...→
Chicago police union hit by internal strife

Chicago police union hit by internal strife

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara wants his predecessor Kevin Graham removed from the FOP board — and the union. He says Graham left a camera [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union hit by internal str...→
Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown’s goal of holding Chicago homicides under 300 won’t happen, says John Catanzara, the new police union president, without Mayor [...]

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Stripped of his police powers, new CPD union president wants to chart a new course

Stripped of his police powers, new CPD union president wants to chart a new course

"There is obviously large support for my style of calling it like I see it," said John Catanzara. "But I also realize there’s some other people within the Lodg [...]

Read full article: Stripped of his police powers, new CPD u...→
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Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union Boss

Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union Boss

Catanzara has been a frequent critic of CPD reform efforts and City Hall policies over the last several years; often chiding the mayor and aldermen at monthly [...]

Read full article: Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects...→
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Results of CPD union runoff election expected in coming days

Results of CPD union runoff election expected in coming days

Two months after an election in which no candidate received at least 50% of the vote, the choice is between union President Kevin Graham and John Catanzara.

Read full article: Results of CPD union runoff election exp...→
Police union to oppose resumption of 12-hour shifts

Police union to oppose resumption of 12-hour shifts

Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also tied the longer shifts to the death of an off-duty officer after a carbon monoxide leak in his Albany P [...]

Read full article: Police union to oppose resumption of 12-...→
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Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

John Catanzara, the new president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said the gesture, seen throughout the nation during protests over Floyd’s death in [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union boss says he’ll boo...→
Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’  police union president says

Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’ police union president says

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said many actions taken Sunday were a day late, such as imposing a curfew and canceling days off. And the Na [...]

Read full article: Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equ...→
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Fran Spielman interviews newly elected FOP President John Catanzara

Fran Spielman interviews newly elected FOP President John Catanzara

Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by newly elected Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara to discuss the police union co [...]

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Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

The president said that John Catanzara, who won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham this week, "always ‘Gets the Job Done.’"

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Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Oft-disciplined Chicago police officer John Catanzara won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham, the Fraternal Order of Police announced Friday.

Read full article: Chicago police union chooses new preside...→
Influential alderman, leading FOP candidate want CPD stations closed to the public

Influential alderman, leading FOP candidate want CPD stations closed to the public

If all 22 district stations stay open to walk-ins, Ald. Matt O’Shea and Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara, leading vote-getter for Fraternal Order of Polic [...]

Read full article: Influential alderman, leading FOP candid...→
FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

One change would allow anonymous complaints. Union president John Catanzara said it’s "a gigantic ask ... You’re gonna be willing to give up residency and the [...]

Read full article: FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on...→
Police union to oppose resumption of 12-hour shifts

Police union to oppose resumption of 12-hour shifts

Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also tied the longer shifts to the death of an off-duty officer after a carbon monoxide leak in his Albany P [...]

Read full article: Police union to oppose resumption of 12-...→
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Police union slams co-chair of new panel reviewing CPD’s use-of-force policies

Police union slams co-chair of new panel reviewing CPD’s use-of-force policies

FOP President John Catanzara took issue with remarks by Arewa Karen Winters, whose great-nephew Pierre Loury was killed by Chicago police in 2016. Winters call [...]

Read full article: Police union slams co-chair of new panel...→
Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protesters 'Has No Place for Members'

Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protesters 'Has No Place for Members'

Officers who want to kneel with protesters should do so on their own time, said Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara.

Read full article: Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protest...→
  • #John Catanzara
Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’  police union president says

Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’ police union president says

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said many actions taken Sunday were a day late, such as imposing a curfew and canceling days off. And the Na [...]

Read full article: Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equ...→
  • #John Catanzara
Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown’s goal of holding Chicago homicides under 300 won’t happen, says John Catanzara, the new police union president, without Mayor [...]

Read full article: Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year ...→
New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

Last week, a veteran patrolman managed to convincingly win an election to become the next president of the Chicago police’s largest union, the Fraternal Order [...]

Read full article: New police union president John Catanzar...→
  • #John Catanzara
Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

The president said that John Catanzara, who won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham this week, "always ‘Gets the Job Done.’"

Read full article: Trump congratulates new Chicago police u...→
Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union Boss

Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union Boss

Catanzara has been a frequent critic of CPD reform efforts and City Hall policies over the last several years; often chiding the mayor and aldermen at monthly [...]

Read full article: Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects...→
  • #John Catanzara
Chicago police union gets a new leader

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police D [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union gets a new leader...→
  • #John Catanzara
Influential alderman, leading FOP candidate want CPD stations closed to the public

Influential alderman, leading FOP candidate want CPD stations closed to the public

If all 22 district stations stay open to walk-ins, Ald. Matt O’Shea and Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara, leading vote-getter for Fraternal Order of Polic [...]

Read full article: Influential alderman, leading FOP candid...→
FOP president convinced officers in congressman’s campaign office did nothing wrong

FOP president convinced officers in congressman’s campaign office did nothing wrong

John Catanzara said officers chased looters from nearby stores before going into the ffice — some to use the restroom, though others made coffee. "Sorry. It wa [...]

Read full article: FOP president convinced officers in cong...→
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Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also t

Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also tied the longer shifts to the death of an off-duty officer after a carbon monoxi [...]

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Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

John Catanzara, the new president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said the gesture, seen throughout the nation during protests over Floyd’s death in [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union boss says he’ll boo...→
Chicago police union hit by internal strife

Chicago police union hit by internal strife

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara wants his predecessor Kevin Graham removed from the FOP board — and the union. He says Graham left a camera [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union hit by internal str...→
Better parenting is a must even as we address every other reason for violence in Chicago

Better parenting is a must even as we address every other reason for violence in Chicago

I can think of no more disparate a pair than the controversial John Catanzara, recently elected president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, and the sym [...]

Read full article: Better parenting is a must even as we ad...→
Fran Spielman interviews newly elected FOP President John Catanzara

Fran Spielman interviews newly elected FOP President John Catanzara

Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by newly elected Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara to discuss the police union co [...]

Read full article: Fran Spielman interviews newly elected F...→
Stripped of his police powers, new CPD union president wants to chart a new course

Stripped of his police powers, new CPD union president wants to chart a new course

"There is obviously large support for my style of calling it like I see it," said John Catanzara. "But I also realize there’s some other people within the Lodg [...]

Read full article: Stripped of his police powers, new CPD u...→
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President Trump Congratulates New Chicago Police Union Leader John Catanzara

President Trump Congratulates New Chicago Police Union Leader John Catanzara

President Donald Trump has tweeted his congratulations to Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara, a 25-year veteran of the force who was voted the next presiden [...]

Read full article: President Trump Congratulates New Chicag...→
Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Oft-disciplined Chicago police officer John Catanzara won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham, the Fraternal Order of Police announced Friday.

Read full article: Chicago police union chooses new preside...→
Results of CPD union runoff election expected in coming days

Results of CPD union runoff election expected in coming days

Two months after an election in which no candidate received at least 50% of the vote, the choice is between union President Kevin Graham and John Catanzara.

Read full article: Results of CPD union runoff election exp...→
FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

One change would allow anonymous complaints. Union president John Catanzara said it’s "a gigantic ask ... You’re gonna be willing to give up residency and the [...]

Read full article: FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on...→
FOP president convinced officers in congressman’s campaign office did nothing wrong

FOP president convinced officers in congressman’s campaign office did nothing wrong

John Catanzara said officers chased looters from nearby stores before going into the ffice — some to use the restroom, though others made coffee. "Sorry. It wa [...]

Read full article: FOP president convinced officers in cong...→
  • #John Catanzara
Police union to oppose resumption of 12-hour shifts

Police union to oppose resumption of 12-hour shifts

Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also tied the longer shifts to the death of an off-duty officer after a carbon monoxide leak in his Albany P [...]

Read full article: Police union to oppose resumption of 12-...→
  • #John Catanzara

Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also t

Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara also tied the longer shifts to the death of an off-duty officer after a carbon monoxi [...]

Read full article: Deputy Metro Editor... Fraternal Order o...→
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Police union slams co-chair of new panel reviewing CPD’s use-of-force policies

Police union slams co-chair of new panel reviewing CPD’s use-of-force policies

FOP President John Catanzara took issue with remarks by Arewa Karen Winters, whose great-nephew Pierre Loury was killed by Chicago police in 2016. Winters call [...]

Read full article: Police union slams co-chair of new panel...→
Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

John Catanzara, the new president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said the gesture, seen throughout the nation during protests over Floyd’s death in [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union boss says he’ll boo...→
Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protesters 'Has No Place for Members'

Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protesters 'Has No Place for Members'

Officers who want to kneel with protesters should do so on their own time, said Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara.

Read full article: Police Union Boss: Kneeling with Protest...→
  • #John Catanzara
Chicago police union hit by internal strife

Chicago police union hit by internal strife

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara wants his predecessor Kevin Graham removed from the FOP board — and the union. He says Graham left a camera [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union hit by internal str...→
Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’  police union president says

Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’ police union president says

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said many actions taken Sunday were a day late, such as imposing a curfew and canceling days off. And the Na [...]

Read full article: Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equ...→
  • #John Catanzara
Better parenting is a must even as we address every other reason for violence in Chicago

Better parenting is a must even as we address every other reason for violence in Chicago

I can think of no more disparate a pair than the controversial John Catanzara, recently elected president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, and the sym [...]

Read full article: Better parenting is a must even as we ad...→
Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown’s goal of holding Chicago homicides under 300 won’t happen, says John Catanzara, the new police union president, without Mayor [...]

Read full article: Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year ...→
Fran Spielman interviews newly elected FOP President John Catanzara

Fran Spielman interviews newly elected FOP President John Catanzara

Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by newly elected Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara to discuss the police union co [...]

Read full article: Fran Spielman interviews newly elected F...→
New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

New police union president John Catanzara rode a wave of controversy to popularity with fellow officers

Last week, a veteran patrolman managed to convincingly win an election to become the next president of the Chicago police’s largest union, the Fraternal Order [...]

Read full article: New police union president John Catanzar...→
  • #John Catanzara
Stripped of his police powers, new CPD union president wants to chart a new course

Stripped of his police powers, new CPD union president wants to chart a new course

"There is obviously large support for my style of calling it like I see it," said John Catanzara. "But I also realize there’s some other people within the Lodg [...]

Read full article: Stripped of his police powers, new CPD u...→
  • #John Catanzara
Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

The president said that John Catanzara, who won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham this week, "always ‘Gets the Job Done.’"

Read full article: Trump congratulates new Chicago police u...→
President Trump Congratulates New Chicago Police Union Leader John Catanzara

President Trump Congratulates New Chicago Police Union Leader John Catanzara

President Donald Trump has tweeted his congratulations to Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara, a 25-year veteran of the force who was voted the next presiden [...]

Read full article: President Trump Congratulates New Chicag...→
Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union Boss

Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects City Hall Critic John Catanzara As New Union Boss

Catanzara has been a frequent critic of CPD reform efforts and City Hall policies over the last several years; often chiding the mayor and aldermen at monthly [...]

Read full article: Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Elects...→
  • #John Catanzara
Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Oft-disciplined Chicago police officer John Catanzara won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham, the Fraternal Order of Police announced Friday.

Read full article: Chicago police union chooses new preside...→
Chicago police union gets a new leader

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police D [...]

Read full article: Chicago police union gets a new leader...→
  • #John Catanzara
Results of CPD union runoff election expected in coming days

Results of CPD union runoff election expected in coming days

Two months after an election in which no candidate received at least 50% of the vote, the choice is between union President Kevin Graham and John Catanzara.

Read full article: Results of CPD union runoff election exp...→
Influential alderman, leading FOP candidate want CPD stations closed to the public

Influential alderman, leading FOP candidate want CPD stations closed to the public

If all 22 district stations stay open to walk-ins, Ald. Matt O’Shea and Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara, leading vote-getter for Fraternal Order of Polic [...]

Read full article: Influential alderman, leading FOP candid...→