Wednesday, June 13, 2007

City Failing Our Chicago Police

Recent news reports have gleefully covered a few isolated instances of Chicago Police Officers engaging in outrageous activity. The people of Chicago should realize that the instances are isolated and in fact, most Chicago POs are honest and hard working and put their lives on the line every day to protect us.
Skeeter has learned, however, that the City of Chicago is failing to provide injured POs with proper and adequate medical care. With payments for basic services taking more than three months, many doctors, including at least one highly qualified orthopedic surgeon, have refused to treat the officers.
The City needs to get behind its POs and make sure that they get the best medical care possible. A Chicago PO on the job should be worried about catching bad guys, and not worried about what will happen to him or her if the PO breaks an arm while trying to make an arrest.

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