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Chicago Police Leader Defies COVID Vaccine Mandate, Calls It 'Absolutely Wrong'

By Dillon Burroughs October 15, 2021 at 8:20am

A Chicago police union leader has told the city’s officers to defy the city’s law enforcement COVID-19 vaccine mandate, calling it “absolutely wrong.”


John Catanzara, president of Lodge 7 of the Fraternal Order of Police, shared his perspective on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Friday as Chicago’s law enforcement vaccine mandate deadline neared.


“We have a mandate to report our vaccine status by midnight tonight,” Catanzara said.

He was urging officers to refuse to report their vaccine status.


“The numbers we have are probably around half are not [vaccinated]. But even the ones that are, like myself, believe that a forced man