Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Honored for valor, Chicago cop Antonio Herrera lays into Rahm's 'fetal' comments
Speaking after he and his three colleagues were honored for heroism at the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's annual "Valor Lunch," Officer Antonio Herrera told a crowd of police and police supporters that "everyone in the city who thinks that we've gone fetal, or that the police have gone fetal, don't believe it for a second."
Motioning to Officers Alejandro Lagunas, Arturo Bracho and Michael Cantore — who each suffered gunshot wounds in the March 14 gunfight on the West Side before Herrera and Lagunas were able to kill their attacker, 29-year-old career offender Lamar Harris — Herrera added, "Like my fellow officers here before me, there are many officers in every sector in every district working just as hard as we did."
The comments appeared to be a reference to Emanuel's comments in October 2015, reported in The Washington Post, that "We have allowed our Police Department to get fetal, and it is having a direct consequence. They have pulled back from the ability to interdict … they don't want to be a news story themselves, they don't want their career ended early, and it's having an impact."
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