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Exhausted, abused Chicago Police officers need a break, top cop says

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Exhausted, abused Chicago Police officers need a break, top cop says

Chicago Sun-Times

“Working them 12-hour days for extended periods, fatigue sets in,” said CPD Supt. David Brown. “We might have to pull some off the line ... so they can just de-compress from the constant verbal and physical assaults from factions in the crowd.”

By Fran Spielman

Three days after massive rioting and looting prompted the city to cancel days off, Chicago police officers are exhausted, burned out and in desperate need of relief, CPD Supt. David Brown said Wednesday.

“It’s not lost on me that our folks are human. Working them 12-hour days for extended periods, fatigue sets in. You get this risk factor that they’ve been on the front line too long,” Brown said during a conference call with City Hall reporters.

“So we’re working on relief factor for these officers. We are cognizant that we might have to pull some off the line just to get them that break so they can just de-compress from the constant verbal and physical assaults from factions in the crowd. … Their wellness from a mental health perspective has to be taken into consideration.”

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/3/21279708/chicago-police-misconduct-protesters-officers-fatigue-riots-chicago