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Police in Chicago suburbs reportedly being asked to help in the city if Mayor Lightfoot's vaccine mandate threat backfires

Added 10-18-21 10:30:16pm EST - “"Pretty sure that's going to be a 'no.'"” - Twitchy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Twitchy.com: “Police in Chicago suburbs reportedly being asked to help in the city if Mayor Lightfoot's vaccine mandate threat backfires”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On Monday we told you about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slamming the Fraternal Order of Police for their backlash to her threat to suspend any city police officers who won’t comply with her vaccination mandate.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that the Chicago Police Union (Fraternal Order of Police) is attempting to "induce an insurrection" by pushing back against vaccine mandates. pic.twitter.com/dtHlwIj4zB

If needed, suburban police asked to volunteer to help Chicago — @BenBradleyTV reports https://t.co/56Pc3XLLbc

WGN Investigates has learned a coordinator from the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) sent an email to a dozen police officials from Kankakee to Barrington asking them to ask members of their specialized units whether they would be willing to respond to critical situations in Chicago – and how quickly they could get there.

“To be clear, if members of the ILEAS Special Teams programs are requested, it would be for emergency situations, NOT for routine police assistance and the answering of calls for service within the city limits. Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff’s Office would be tasked with the patrol needs,” the email read.

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