Chicago Police union president meets with Trump, Sessions on Tuesday morning
- Author: Phil Peters Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 1:33
An executive order issued by Mr. Trump last month called for stiffer penalties for harming officers, echoing recommendations made by police unions to the Trump transition team, according to William Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, a coalition of unions and associations representing about 240,000 officers.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 330,000 members.
Top law enforcement officials praised President Donald Trump after a White House meeting to discuss violence against police, reducing gun violence and the nation's opioid epidemic, the Washington Examiner is reporting.
He pledged: "I will work night and day to make American safe again". With more than 700 murders previous year, Trump has called Chicago's violence "out of control".
Dr John D. Gartner said Mr Trumps showed signs of "malignant narcissism", which impairs his ability to see reality.
But Trump has never been one to concede defeat; something he bragged about during a meeting with police representatives.
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Angelo said he wants to ensure that any federal resources offered get to where they are supposed to go.
The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure and community development grants. The Chicago Police Department was recently the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, which exposed a "pattern and practice of excessive force" within CPD and institutional racism.
Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were also on hand.
The White House on Monday did not confirm Trump's attendance or release any details of the meeting.
Angelo faces a run-off election on April 12 to determine if he will remain president of the Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7.