Chicago PD agrees to pull cops from schools that voted to remove them

By: | August 31, 2021

A week after it angered students, teachers and school board members with a move that appeared against the wishes of Chicago Public Schools officials, the Chicago Police Department backed off its decision Monday to keep two officers in 24 high schools that had only asked for one.

“A week ago, we communicated that CPD had directed that schools requesting one [officer] would have a temporary [officer] added to the school to support the transition back to school,” CPS chief of safety and security Jadine Chou wrote in a letter to principals and Local School Council chairpersons Monday.

“We have a new update: CPS and CPD are working together according to the” school votes, she said. “As we have previously stated, we believe that it is critical that we are honoring the process and outcomes worked by the Whole School Safety Committees and Local Councils.”

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