“The officers here in CPD and probably across the country are… feel under attack by politicians and the public,” 그는 말했다 “이야기” 수요일. “Most of them feel like they’re not being supported by their leadership.”
에 따르면 Chicago Sun-Times, CPD’s second-in-command, First Deputy Police Supt. Eric Carter, told officers conducting the Saturday night sendoff “we’re not waiting on the bagpipes” 때문에 “we don’t have 20 minutes for this s***.”
But Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot backed his decision after insisting during a press conference that those reports were false. The mayor explained that there was no honor guard present during the ceremony and a group of well-meaning people planned to hijack the procession, which would have set back French’s family.
McCarthy said he’s quite frankly “not sure” Carter’s call was necessary at all.
“It’s so important, the sacred nature of rituals, certainly within policing,” 그는 말했다. “If there’s an excuse for what happened, then maybe, 알 잖아, Eric should talk about it publicly himself … I think it’s all damage control at this point.”
McCarthy pointed out that the superintendent called French by the wrong name, further discouraging officers. It’s also been reported, according to McCarthy, that the officers did not draw their weapons as traditionally practiced.
“That’s probably the result of a policy that was put in place for every time you draw your weapon, you have to do a report about it,” 그는 결론을 내렸다. “Policing is entirely under attack, and that’s why we have a 100% increase in the murder rate.”