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Cops traded away pay for protection in police contracts

By John Chase, David Heinzmann & Campaign Zero

Insight: From the moment Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police started negotiating its first contract with City Hall 35 years ago, the union identified an issue that would prove key to its members: ensuring officers had robust protections when they were investigated for misconduct.

Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo Sr. and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Chicago Tribune photos)

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