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Chicago police want their money for working during NATO Summit

Regardless of if you condemn or condone the Chicago Police Department’s handling of last week’s NATO Summit protests, there’s no denying that the Windy City cops were indeed on the job. Why then, ask the officers, aren’t they being properly paid?

The Fraternal Order of Police has now filed a grievance against the city’s management because Chicago administrators show no sign of compensating police officers on duty during the demonstration with overtime, despite some cops working a week straight on the clock.

On the website for the FOP’s Chicago Lodge 7, the group sums up the debacle with an explanation delivered with sheer sarcasm — a post published on their website this Thursday is titled “More Thanks for a Job Well Done” and its contents reveal that the Windy City boys in blue are rather angry.

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