CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's Police Union criticizes an updated plan to reform the department under court supervision for being unnecessary and counterproductive.
Kevin Graham, Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge President, issued a statement Thursday saying the plan "will have a devastating effect upon policing in Chicago" and would undermine the union's collective bargaining agreement with the city.
Graham did not detail his objections.
His comments come hours after Chicago's mayor and Illinois' attorney general unveiled the reworked plan for what they say will be far-reaching, permanent reforms. It still requires court approval.
Graham previously criticized a provision that would require officers to file paperwork whenever they point a gun at someone, even if they don't fire. He said it would cause officers to hesitate, putting them in greater danger.